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09 May 2018 description

During the week ending on 07 May 2018, the Juba and Shabelle basins in Somalia and in the Ethiopian highlands continued to receive moderate to heavy rains. The high rainfall amounts received over the last week were spread across many parts of the country, as indicated in the total Satellite Rainfall Estimates (RFE) in Map1, with the exception of Puntland where light rains were experienced. Lower Juba and Middle Juba regions experienced the highest amounts of rainfall during the week under review.

09 May 2018 description

Since the publication of ACAPS Somalia Floods Briefing Note on 3 May 18, significant rainfall has continued in southern and central Somalia (SWALIM, 04/05/2018). The Juba and Shabelle rivers have burst their banks in several locations, leading to rising flood waters in riverine areas. New incidents of flash flooding have also been reported, notably in Muldug region (OCHA 02/05/2018; OCHA 08/05/2018).

In total over 700,000 people have been affected by flooding, including over 228,000 people who have been displaced since mid April (OCHA 08/05/2018).

09 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • In Somalia, April and October are the peak months of rainfall during the Gu (April-June) and Deyr (OctoberDecember) seasons, respectively. Flooding mostly occurs during the Deyr season and it is affected by rainfall amounts in the upper catchments of the Shabelle and Juba Rivers in neighboring Ethiopia. Over the past three decades, three severe floods have occurred: 1997 Deyr, 2006 Deyr and 2018 Gu

09 May 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

16.3 million people in need of humanitarian services

8.2 million children in need of humanitarian services

667,948 children under-five in need of SAM treatment

14.8 million people are in need of water

At least 6.2 million children are at risk of dropping out of school

CONTEXT ANALYSIS

SOMALIA

  • Over 582,000 people have been affected by the flash and river floodingin Bakool, Banadir, Bay, Hiraan, Lower Juba, Middle Juba and Middle Shabelle regions, including 200,000 people displaced.

08 May 2018 description

América del Sur

Colombia- Fuertes Lluvias- 3/5/18

La temporada de lluvias que ha azotado varias regiones del país, deja hasta el momento personas muertas, 151 municipios con daños en infraestructuras y 3.371 familias afectadas y damnificadas.

08 May 2018 description

WHO calls for redoubled efforts to assist Somali communities in need

8 May 2018 – Flash and river floods, caused by heavy rainfall, in Somalia have affected more than 695 000 people, and displaced nearly 215 000 of these, in the last few days.

08 May 2018 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood water extent and IDP distribtuion within the town of Belet Weyne in Belet Weyne District,Hiiran Region, Somalia. The analysis was conducted analyzing GeoEye-1 & WorldView-3 images acquired on the 30 April & 1 May 2018. As observed from the satellite image, the town of Belet Weyne is completely affected by the floods. Around 70% of the extension of the town is totally inundated, being the districts of Bulahabley, Bundaweyn, Dhagahjebis, Hilac, Hindab and Lamagalay Regional Military Based, Radar and Kutimbo completely submerged in water.

08 May 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

A recent spike in seasonal rainfall in parts of East Africa, which has previously been suffering from long periods of drought, has resulted in widespread flooding across large parts of Somalia, Kenya and now Ethiopia.

07 May 2018 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood water extent over the district of Belet Weyne, Hiraan region, Somalia using a SAR image from 06 May 2018 and an optical VHR image over Beledweyne town.
More than 2800 km2 of lands were assessed and about 19,000 ha (190km2) appear to be inundated which corresponds to about to about 7% of the total analysed zone. In this analysed area and according to WorldPop data the population is estimated to ~126,000 people, ~ 32,000 live in the flooded zone and about 70,000 within 100 meters distance from the flooded areas.

04 May 2018 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood water extent within the town of Belet Weyne in Belet Weyne District,Hiiran Region, Somalia. The analysis was conducted analyzing GeoEye-1 image acquired on the 30 April 2018. As observed from the satellite image, the town of Belet Weyne is completely affected by the floods. More than 50% of the extension of the town is totally inundated, being the districts of Bulahabley, Bundaweyn, Dhagahjebis, Hilac, Hindab and Lamagalay Regional Military Based completely submerged in water.

04 May 2018 description

Enhanced rains are foreseen in the coming week in many parts of the country with Bay and Bakool regions in the south expected to record the highest amounts of rainfall. The Ethiopian highlands will also continue to receive good rains during the period in forecast.
The foreseen moderate to heavy rains are likely to exacerbate ground conditions, and trigger additional floods. Built up and low Lying areas of Bay and Bakool will experience flash floods while river flooding along the Juba and Shabelle Rivers will continue.

03 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Measles vaccination campaign reaches approximately 4.7 million children

• USAID partners assist flood-affected populations, pre-position relief commodities

• USG provides nearly $91 million in additional humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 May 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

• Heavy rains resulted in flash floods and riverine flooding, in particular across southern Somalia (Shabelle and Juba river basins).

• An estimated 695 000 people have been affected, with almost 215 000 displaced across southern Somalia.

• Districts along the Shabelle river are particularly heavily affected, as well as concentrations of IDP sites in low-lying areas. In addition, the flooding has caused damages to infrastructure, notably water and sanitation facilities.

03 May 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

By Abdulkadir Khalif

  • The Amisom peacekeepers have been cooperating with the Somali National Army to offer humanitarian help
  • Shabelle is one of the two rivers passing through the central and southern regions of Somalia
  • Somali Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guleid stated that his government had set aside $1 million to help the displaced people

Djiboutian peacekeepers in Central Somalia have confirmed evacuating at least 10,000 residents to higher grounds from the flooded Beledweyne town centre.

02 May 2018 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood water extent over the districts of Saakow and Bu'aale, Middle Juba, Somalia. The mostly affected areas are in the district of Saakow, where 365 km2 of land are flooded. In total, 19 settlements are within the inundated zones: 12 in Buaale and 7 in Saakow; however, more than 100 settlements, are within 500 meters distance from the flooded areas and might be affected due to the proximity to Juba River. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.