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28 May 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains and corresponding flash floods as a result of the El Niño phenomenon and the regular Belg rains (March – May) occurred in the Eastern and Southern parts of Ethiopia in April 2016. The Belg rains, though late in onset, were heavier than usual both in terms of intensity and geographic coverage. The first reports of flash floods and subsequent displacements of communities, especially in Somali region, was reported and responded to from 7 April.

20 May 2016 description

Description of the disaster

From the first week of April heavy rainfalls have occurred in Eastern and Southern parts of Ethiopia related to the El Niño phenomenon and the regular Belg rains (March – May). The first reports of flash floods and subsequent displacements of communities, especially in Somali region, was reported and responded to from 7 April onwards.

11 Apr 2016 description

By Degsew Amanu

Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) has distributed food and non-food items (NFI) for 200 households who are affected by the recent El Niño induced flood in Jigjiga town of Somali region.

According to Ato Hagos Gemechu, Deputy Secretary General for Programs, the Society has extended NFI as well as biscuits and juice worth of more than 200,000 ETB in collaboration with the local administration.