Comoros Flash Floods Situation Report # 4

Report
from UN Country Team in Comoros
Published on 12 May 2012

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • Flash floods that affected the Union of Comoros left 4 people dead and an estimated 150 injured.

  • On 08 May, the Comoros experienced further heavy rains that led to flash flooding in the same regions that had been affected. People were temporarily displaced and were hosted by friends and family. Some families have returned home. No major damages reported.

  • 57,232 people have been affected and around 1,318 households (10,000 people) are still displaced and being hosted by friends and family.

  • UNDAC Team left the country and OCHA is continuing to support the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNCT in coordinating the response.

  • Relief items have started to arrive in Comoros. Plans are underway to ship items destined for Anjouan and Moheli as well.

  • Sector-based working groups are meeting to prepare for in-depth assessments and put in place a system to monitor the current response.

  • The water supply in the capital Moroni has still not been restored. High risk of cholera outbreaks due to the lack of potable water and sewage services makes WASH a critical priority sector.