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11 Dec 1997 description

ICRC News 97/49
Intense efforts have been made by the authorities, the Italian government, the Ethiopian Red Cross Society and the ICRC to

04 Dec 1997 description

ICRC NEWS 48
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ETHIOPIA/SOMALIA: NO END IN SIGHT TO THE HUMAN TRAGEDY: Rain has continued to fall unabated over eastern Ethiopia and southern Somalia in the past week. What was supposed to be the light rainy season known as "deyr" is turning out to be the heaviest rainfall since 1961.

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ETHIOPIA/SOMALIA

03 Dec 1997 description

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SITUATION

It has now been confirmed that 1,300 people have lost their lives in Somalia and a further 224,000 have been displaced. At
least 9,000 houses have been destroyed and thousands of livestock have been lost. In Ethiopia, 300 deaths have been

19 Nov 1997 description

SITUATION



Heavy rainfalls continue throughout the region and rising water levels continue to menace those in low-lying areas of land. Up to
50,000 hectares of farm land have been flooded in Somalia leaving thousands of people trapped on small patches of dry
ground. As highlighted in last week's update (13 November), an operation to rescue the thousands of people in a
life-threatening situation would require substantial logistical intervention well above the means of humanitarian agencies.
13 Nov 1997 description

ICRC NEWS 45
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SOMALIA/ETHIOPIA: FLOOD VICTIMS NEED URGENT HELP:
The ICRC has this week launched an emergency relief operation for the
victims of flooding in Somalia brought about by torrential rains that have
caused the Shabele and Juba rivers to overflow their banks.

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SOMALIA/ETHIOPIA
FLOOD VICTIMS NEED URGENT HELP

The ICRC has this week launched an emergency relief operation for the
victims of flooding in Somalia brought about by torrential rains that

13 Nov 1997 description

SITUATION
Hundreds of thousands of people in Somalia and Ethiopia have been affected by two weeks of torrential downpours. In some places, two thirds of the seasonal rain ("Deyr") fell in less than 24 hours and, during the last weeks of October, rainfalls of between five and 25 times more than average were recorded. Flash-floods have killed people and livestock, inundated