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09 Aug 2018 description

Inter-ethnic violence since September 2017, namely along the Oromia-Somali regional border, has led to 500 000 people still being displaced.

In addition, Somali region has been one of the hardest hit areas of the 2016-2017 drought and the 2018 floods. Food insecurity and climate related displaced affects 373 600 individuals.

It is reported that recent violence early August 2018 has led thousands more to flee their homes and seek refuge, notably in East Hararghe.

31 Jul 2018 description

Of the 216 priority one woredas, 187 are priority one for the Agriculture sector. Without timely response in these areas, further deterioration is likely. Protection of core-breeding and milking livestock is vital – including supplementary animal feed, fodder production and animal health services. Such activities protect key livelihood assets and ensure milk availability for children. Similarly, providing a range of crop seeds for drought-affected households will protect livelihoods, reduce pressure on humanitarian assistance, and shorten the recovery period.

27 Jun 2018 description

Among the total 216 priority one woredas, 187 are also categorized as priority one for the Agriculture cluster. In the priority one areas it is likely that further deterioration of the situation will happen unless timely response is made.

18 May 2018 description

Expected Landfall in Ethiopia: Sunday 20 May, 14:00 local time

Tropical Storm SAGAR will likely have transformed into a Tropical Depression when it reaches Ethiopia - expected for Sunday early afternoon. Wind speeds will reach up to 56 km/h. SAGAR is expected to cause increased rainfall when it hits.

16 May 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • Since March, heavy rainfall has led to flash floods and riverine flooding across large areas of the Horn of Africa.

• Most of the flood affected areas are the ones already affected by the 2017 drought. The compacted soil reduced their capacity to absorb rain, further increasing the flooding.

11 May 2018 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood water extent in Somali Region, Ethiopia. The analysis was conducted by analysing a Sentinel-1 image acquired on the 7 May 2018. As observed from the satellite radar image, a total of 11,329 ha of land were inundated in the area of interest. By using WorldPop data, we estimate that at least 8,800 people are potentially affected or living close to the potentially flooded area. This corresponds to about 6% of the population living in the area of interest.

04 May 2018 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood water extent in Somali Region, Ethiopia. The analysis was conducted by analysing a Sentinel-1 image acquired on the 1 May 2018. As observed from the satellite radar image, a total of 9,200 ha of land were inundated in the area of interest. By using WorldPop data, we estimate that at least 12,000 people are potentially affected or living close to the flooded area. This corresponds to about 7% of the population living in the area of interest.