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02 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over half a million people affected by flooding, 200,000 of these have been displaced

  • Securing key roads for humanitarian supplies

  • Spearheading humanitarian response in Puntland

  • AWD/cholera cases spike

  • Humanitarian funding levels remain low as needs rise

Over half a million people affected by flooding

02 May 2018 description
report Save the Children

Almost half a million affected

Somali families displaced by drought and near-famine conditions last year are now on the move again, as catastrophic flash flooding has forced 175,000 people out of their homes, leaving them more vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases such as Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) and cholera.

Somalia’s two major rivers are affected, with the River Shabelle rising at an unprecedented rate of almost four metres in less than a week during April. 427,000 are people affected in Somalia alone.

01 May 2018 description

Weekly picks

Cameroon

The Anglophone crisis continues to drive humanitarian needs in Northwest and Southwest regions.

In the last week of April, clashes between secessionists and the army escalated in Muyuka subdivision. Residents of at least two villages (Bafia and Munyenge) fled their homes. An estimated 40,000 people have been internally displaced by the violence in the past six months in two subdivisions of Southwest region alone.

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01 May 2018 description

Belet Weyne, 1 May 2018 – A team comprising African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops and Somali national security forces has evacuated more than 10,000 people marooned by the raging floods in Belet Weyne, HirShabelle state.

The rescue mission was led by the Col Abdourahman Rayale Hareed, the Commander of Djibouti’s Hiil 5 Battalion, who appealed for food and medical supplies to help the flood victims.

01 May 2018 description

Belet Weyne - On a visit to assess the impact of flooding in Somalia's central state of HirShabelle, the country's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmaajo" today appealed to the international community and Somali diaspora communities to support efforts to help those affected by the floods, which include more than 150,000 people locally and some 500,000 nationwide.

30 Apr 2018 description

Rainfall activities continued in the Juba and Shabelle basins over the last week with the flood situation getting worse especially in Hiraan region. The flood being experienced currently exceeds a 50 year return period in most locations.

The rainfall forecast for the coming week is calling for more rains. Therefore, observed river levels inside Somalia are expected to continue rising in the coming days with more cases of flooding along the two rivers.

30 Apr 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By ABDULKADIR KHALIF

The peacekeepers serving with the African Union Missions in Somalia (Amisom) have joined the efforts to assist victims of massive flooding in the country.

The Djibouti and Ethiopian peacekeepers and the Somali National Army (SNA) were helping in delivering food and relocating hundreds of people to safer grounds.

The Shabelle, one of the two rivers passing through Somalia’s central and southern regions has burst its banks at several points, affecting thousands of people.

Higher grounds

28 Apr 2018 description

Sakow District flooding update current situation in Middle Juba region Sakow District, river still continue flooding and the it effecting the day by day some new villages and new farming areas for other new villages. so that.

Reviver was effected two village in the Sakow town

1) October village
2) Biyoley

28 Apr 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

SITUATION

In the evening of Thursday the 26 April 2018, the region of Jubaland, Galmudug, South West State, Banadir and Hirshabelle in Somalia, were flooded due to rapid increase of river levels and continued heavy rains affecting 427, 000 people and displacing nearly 175,000 people.

NEEDS

27 Apr 2018 description
  • The first camp in Dadaab was established in 1991. There are 4 camps in Dadaab: Hagadera, Dagahaley, Ifo and Ifo 2.

  • Kambioos refugee camp was closed in March 2017 and the consolidation of Ifo 2 camp is ongoing.

  • Since December 2014, Somali refugees who decide to voluntarily return to their home country, receive UNHCR support in Kenya and Somalia.

Voluntary Repatriation

27 Apr 2018 description

Moderate to heavy rains continued in many places across Somalia with the Juba and Shabelle basins experiencing the highest amounts of rains over the last week. The Ethiopian highlands also received significant rains. River levels continued to rise reaching bank full levels in several locations along the two rivers causing flooding.

27 Apr 2018 description

Over 427,000 people have been affected by heavy flooding across Somalia in April. "Our staff on the ground have seen the elderly, women and children struggling to survive while their flimsy shelters are knee-high full of stagnant water. And worst is likely yet to come. Countless displaced communities are sheltering in flood-prone areas. With limited access to proper toilets and clean water, it's a ticking time bomb for disease outbreaks like cholera and malaria," warned Victor Moses, Somalia Country Director for Norwegian Refugee Council.

26 Apr 2018 description

Situation overview

The Ethiopian highlands and Juba and Shabelle basins in Somalia continued to receive moderate to heavy rains, according to FAO-managed Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM). The result has been a rapid increase in river levels causing flash and riverine flooding in many locations. Overall, rainfall has been above average over broad areas of Somalia.

26 Apr 2018 description
  • Since the start of spring rains, flooding has affected 15 counties across Kenya, particularly the eastern counties. Heavy rains in the Ethiopian highlands and across southern Somalia have resulted in flash floods and riverine flooding in many locations, mostly along the Genale and Wabi Shebelle, the Juba and Shebelle river basins.
25 Apr 2018 description

During the week ending on 24 April 2018, the Juba and Shabelle basins in Somalia and in the Ethiopian highlands continued to receive moderate to heavy rains. The table below shows the total rainfall amounts recorded in selected stations within the two basins over the last one week.

25 Apr 2018 description

Sakow District flooding update current situation in Middle Juba region Sakow District, river still continue flooding and the it effecting the day by day some new villages and new farming areas for other new villages. so that.

impact of the flooding in different and Thousands of people have been affected after the villages in Sakow District for Juba River and still flooding continues, and every day are affecting a new area.

24 Apr 2018 description

Seasonal rainfall well above average across many areas of the Horn

KEY MESSAGES

• Since late March, rainfall has been above average over broad areas of Somalia, eastern and southern Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi. Initial satellite-derived estimates suggest rainfall since late March has been as much as 200 percent of average across many areas.

24 Apr 2018 description

Sakow District flooding update current situation in Middle Juba region Sakow District, river still continue flooding and the it effecting the day by day some new villages and new farming areas for other new villages. so that.

impact of the flooding in different and Thousands of people have been affected after the villages in Sakow District for Juba River and still flooding continues, and every day are affecting a new area.

23 Apr 2018 description

Within the last few days, heavy downpour has been experienced in many parts of the Juba and Shabelle River basins both in Somalia and in the Ethiopian Highlands (Table 1). Flash floods have been reported in some areas within the basins including Gedo, Bakool and Bay regions. Following the heavy rains, the river levels have increased drastically in the enƟre reaches of the two rivers and are a few centimeters to reach the bank full levels at Luuq and Belet Weyne.