Here the reality is: as seen by a satellite image supplied by the UNOSAT.

This is what some 7,100 refugee shelters look like, as people crowd next to the airport – in the hope that they will escape the escalating violence. The medical charity, MSF, estimates 100,000 people are now living at this makeshift camp at Bangui airport. None have clean water or sanitation.

Bangui airport

This is what UNOSAT says about it:

“This map updates satellite-detected areas of IDP shelters in M Poko Airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. Using satellite images acquired on 28 December 2013 by the QuickBird satellite, UNOSAT reviewed the airport grounds and delineated 28.7 ha of area where IDPs are living in shelters and in the open. Though the density of apparent shelters are not evenly distributed in the area, and the fact that many IDPs are reportedly without shelter, UNOSAT estimates more than 7,100 shelters are visible in the delineated areas.

This likely represents a significant underestimation of IDP shelters in the area. A previous UNOSAT analysis Bangui airport 3using an image acquired 16 December 2013 indicated 6.4 ha of IDP occupied areas, and an estimated 1,600 shelters visible. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.”