Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2013

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Heavy localized rains in April/early May have caused flooding in belg/gu rain-receiving areas, resulting in loss of lives and livelihoods and the destruction of infrastructures. According to the Somali Regional State Government, the floods displaced more than 7,000 households in Fafan, Jarar, Korahe and Shabelle zones. Similarly, the floods affected some 1,314 households in Loka Abaya (Sidama zone) and Humbo (Wolayita zone) woredas of SNNPR; and more than 1,396 households in East Hararge, West Hararge and Borena zones of Oromia Region. (OCHA, 20 May 2013)

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