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  • Occasionally, significant world events prompt the rapid production of analyses and datasets that are outside of standard WorldPop datasets. Dedicated pages have been constructed to provide open access to these specific datasets, reports and maps, and are listed below.

    Hurricane Matthew

    This page provides access to WorldPop & Flowminder datasets to support efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. This page will be updated regularly as new datasets are constructed.

    Zika Outbreak

    This page provides access to WorldPop datasets to support efforts in tackling the ongoing Zika virus outbreak. This page will be updated regularly as new datasets are constructed. High resolution population count datasets are available through the data pages of the WorldPop site.

    Ukraine conflict

    Due to the recent events in Ukraine, the WorldPop Project prioritised construction of population datasets for the country. The datasets were built following the random forests methodology and document estimated population per grid cell and population per hectare for each c.100x100m grid cell for different timepoints in the 2010-2020 period.

    Nepal earthquakes

    Population movement estimates are calculated by combining de-identified data on SIM card movements with available population data. Changes in mobility pattern are identified by comparing SIM card movements to normal pre-earthquake movements. Estimates will be updated and calibrated as more data becomes available.

    Ebola outbreak

    This page provides access to WorldPop datasets and images for West African countries covering population distributions and mobility patterns to support efforts in controlling the ongoing ebola virus outbreak. They are updated according to the date of the posting - keep checking back for updates and new datasets.