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20 Jun 2016 description

By the end of 2015, more than 65 million people were forcibly displaced due to conflict: the highest number ever reported. Conflict had internally displaced 40.8 million persons and 21.3 million refugees had fled across borders because of war and persecution. An additional 3.2 million people in industrialized countries were awaiting decisions on asylum.

03 Jun 2016 description
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The town of Belet Weyne and its environs experienced one of the biggest floods in recent history.
The floods, which lasted over 10 days were caused by overbank spillage from Shabelle River following heavy rains experienced in the Ethiopian highlands over the past one month.
The floods covered about 60% (591 ha) of the entire town, resulting to mass displacement.
This map depicts the peak of the flood extent, as observed from 10 meters resolution Sentinel-2 satellite image of 25th May 2016. ´

28 May 2016 description


• Heavy rain has been affecting western and centralwestern areas of the country over the past few days causing floods and landslides.

• Media reported at least 100 houses damaged in Valle del Cauca and Antioquia departments.

• Over the next 24 h more heavy rain is forecast for the already affected areas of the country.

IDEAM, NOAA, Local Media


• TC ROANU caused widespread damage and casualties in several countries.

23 May 2016 description
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Light rains are expected to prevail in a few places within Puntland and Somaliland as well as the coastal areas of southern regions and the upper parts of the Juba and Shabelle River basins in Ethiopia. Other parts of the country will remain dry during the forecast period. The river levels in the upper parts of Shabelle River in Belet weyne , Hiraan region have remained at full capacity for the last few days. Riverine areas within Belet Weyne town and the surrounding are currently flooded. This flood wave is expected to be transmitted to the downstream reaches in the next few days.