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).
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 - 8 April 2015
- Eastern Africa: Displaced Populations Report (Issue 17, 1 April - 30 September 2014)
- Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 17 Dec 2014 - 6 Jan 2015
- Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 14-20 January 2015
- Ethiopia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of February 2015)
DRC a key player in a crisis-ridden world
Danish Refugee Council's annual report for 2014 is now available. Read Secretary General, Andreas Kamm's statement and download the full report.
For months, South Sudanese refugees have waded through the flood waters at Leitchuor camp in Gambella, Ethiopia. Built on a floodplain, the camp has been submerged since the beginning of the rainy season. Despite being surrounded by the resource, there is still a desperate need for potable water. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is trying to fulfill this need by delivering 1 million liters of water to Leitchour and Tierkidi refugee camps every day, providing essential clean water to almost 100,000 South Sudanese refugees.