Somalia: Floods - Nov 1997
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January - December 1999
OFFICE FOR THE COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (OCHA)
FOREWORD As 1999 approaches, nearly four years after the departure of the last UNOSOM II peacekeeping troops from Mogadishu, Somalia presents two very different faces.
Having successfully completed its activities for the victims of the worst flooding to hit Somalia for decades, the ICRC was subject to a serious security incident. Since then, it has been obliged to modify its activities. Indeed, given the severe nature of the incident which took place on 15 April, the ICRC was forced to take the regrettable step of withdrawing all expatriate staff from the country.
Refugee Nutrition Information System (RNIS)
In the most recent RNIS report (No 23), flooding in the Dadaab area camps leading to destruction of infrastructure and livestock was described. Flooding had made many access roads to the camps impassable, and relief food had to be airdropped to the refugees.
Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme
THE UNCT SOMALIA MONITOR
5 - 14 April 1998
SACB - Situation on the ground
Fortnight up to: 7 April, 1998
Number of people reported killed from
end of October, 1997: 2,452
Number of people remaining at risk: approximately 1 Million
Livestock reported killed so far: more than 35,000
Following a difficult four months where floods threatened to further destabilize the lives and livelihoods of an already vulnerable population, weather patterns in southern Somalia are slowly returning to normal. The floods have undeniably left considerable problems in their wake; material damage to the country's infrastructure and its impact on the economy is still difficult to quantify and much of the population, particularly in the south, is exposed to contaminated water and disease.
The UNCT Somalia Monitor
SOMALIA INTER-AGENCY FLOOD RESPONSE.
Bi-Weekly Report / 12.3. - 25.3.1998.
Number of people reported killed since
the beginning of the flood emergency end of October 97: confirmed deaths:
Number of people remaining vulnerable: approximately 1 Million.
Number of livestock lost: more than 35,000.
This update covers the Month of February 1998
The UNCT SOMALIA MONITOR.
8 - 14 March 1998.
SOMALIA INTER-AGENCY FLOOD RESPONSE
Bi-Weekly Report / 26.2. - 11.3.1998
Number of people reported killed sincethe
beginning of the flood emergency end of October 97: confirmed deaths: 2,380
Number of people remaining vulnerable: approximately 1 Million
Number of livestock lost: more than 35,000
The Food Aid Organization of the United
NAIROBI -- Final results from a United Nations World Food Programme harvest assessment conducted in southern Somalia this month indicate that major crops from the January harvest have been drastically reduced by heavy rains and floods.
Maize production has fallen to an alarming 11 per cent of last year's Deyr harvest, while the overall sorghum crop dropped by half.
Ref: DHAGVA - 98/0165
SACB - Situation on the ground
Torture witness arrested on suspicion of murder: A member of a group of Somalis invited to Italy to testify before a commission looking into allegations that Italian soldiers tortured civilians during the UNOSOM operation was arrested on arrival in Rome. Hashi Omar Hassan is suspected of involvement in the March 1994 killing in Moqdishu of an Italian TV news crew. The Italian authorities claim that Hassan was part of a seven man squad involved in the murder.