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12 May 2018 description

Heavy rainfall and further flooding expected across East Africa through the end of May

12 May 2018 description

Seasonal rainfall well above normal in East Africa; recent evidence suggests food security further deteriorates in South Sudan

Key Messages

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.

11 May 2018 description

Flooding continues in Somalia and Kenya

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

  3. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

10 May 2018 description

The National Meteorology Agency forecast continued risk of localized flooding

09 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

▪ Floods in the Somali region have affected approximately 163,500 people, with much of the affected area now inaccessible. UNICEF is scaling up its health, water, sanitation and hygiene activities to help prevent and quickly respond to disease outbreaks in affected communities.

▪ In Gedeo Zone, SNNPR, and West Guji, Oromia a conflict was re-ignited between ethnic Gedeo and Guji (Oromos) resulting in 300,000 people being displaced (unconfirmed). A joint multi-agency assessment led by Government is yet to be conducted.

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
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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict generates significant population displacement along the Oromiya–SNNP regional border

  • Heavy rainfall generates flooding, acute needs in Somali Region

  • 2018 HDRP identifies 8.5 million people in need of assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 May 2018 description

More than 165,000 people in Ethiopia are dealing with extensive flash flooding, which was exacerbated when two dams broke. At least two people died and approximately 1,600 families had to be evacuated.

Rising waters washed away homes, livestock and crops and cut off many districts and left main roads impassable. The risk of disease, such as diarrhea and even cholera, have increased as residents have little to no access to safe drinking water.

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.

03 May 2018 description

Moisture deficits increase in West Africa, while flooding rains continue in Kenya and Tanzania

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

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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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.
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.

23 Apr 2018 description

In this issue

EHF allocates US$16.2 million P.1
More than 27,000 HH affected by flood P.2
Large scale displacement in West Gujji and Gedeo zones P. 3

HIGHLIGHTS