Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Heavy rains starting in September 2014 caused flooding in Ethiopia's Afar, SNNP and Somali regions (OCHA, 20 Oct 2014). By 28 Oct, some 72,680 people had been affected and more than 50,000 people had been displaced, having partially or totally lost their homes and livelihoods. (OCHA, 28 Oct 2014)
By the end of 2014, 320,000 people had been displaced by flooding (OCHA, 2 Feb 2015).
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More than 200 Eritrean refugees cross the Ethiopian border each day. The sudden spike in arrivals since September cause congestion at the reception centre.
Localized heavy rains since September produced flooding in Afar, SNNP and Somali regions, triggering displacements, and loss of lives and livelihoods.
Relief food beneficiaries in nutrition hotspot priority two and three woredas did not receive the fifth round release food ration due to due to delays in the 2014 HRD mid-review.
Pending the release of the revised 2014 HRD, the Government agreed to dispatch the fifth round relief food ration to 1.5 million beneficiaries in 108 nutrition hotspot priority one woredas.
Suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) were reported from Dollo Ado woreda last week. A health team is currently investigating the report.