Mali: Floods - Aug 2019Ongoing
Mali, which is already heavily affected by various crises (food insecurity, security, political tensions, etc.), experienced heavy rainfall starting on 24 August 2019. By 27 August, the previous three consecutive days of rainfall began causing extensive damages in in Koulikoro, Timbuktu, Kidal, Mopti and Ménaka regions of Mali. From the initial assessments conducted by Mali Red Cross Society (MRCS) on 28 August 2019, at least 6,474 people or 1,729 households have been affected by the floods with severe consequences on the livelihoods of families as food stocks have been washed away by the flood water. Some 845 houses are reported to have been destroyed, leaving hundreds of people homeless. They are currently staying in some schools and host families. (IFRC, 9 Sep 2019)
Most read reports
- OCHA: OCHA Mali Rapport de situation - Dernière mise à jour: 12 sept. 2019. 12 Sep 2019
- IFRC: Mali: Floods - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n° MDRML014 / PML028. 9 Sep 2019
- FEWS NET: Global Weather Hazards Summary: September 13 - 19, 2019. 12 Sep 2019
- FEWS NET: Global Weather Hazards Summary: August 30 - September 5, 2019. 30 Aug 2019
- ECHO: Mali - Floods (DG ECHO, IFRC, NOAA, MALI METEO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 September 2019). 12 Sep 2019
Several consecutive weeks of heavy rainfall have caused flooding across West and East Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
A poor start to seasonal rainfall has caused abnormal dryness in parts of Mauritania.
Heavy rainfall over the past several weeks has triggered flooding in Senegal, Guinea-Conakry, Sierra Leone, and Mali. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue.
FAITS SAILLANTS (Il y a 32 minutes)
3,9 millions de personnes ont besoin d'assistance humanitaire selon le Plan de Réponse Humanitaire révisé en août
Plus de 68 600 personnes sont affectées par les inondations
51 pour cent des villages de la région de Mopti pourraient être touchés par la diminution des surfaces cultivées
98 pour cent des survivantes des violences basées sur le genre (VBG) sont des femmes et des filles
ANALYSE (Il y a 15 minutes)
Heavy rainfall has been affecting several Regions of the country since the last week of August causing widespread floods and leading to casualties and damage. The most affected Regions are Kidal, Koulikoro, Timbuktu, Ménaka and Mopti.
According to the International Federation of Red Cross report, as of 12 September, 6,474 people have been affected and 4,000 are in need of assistance. At least 845 houses have been destroyed, leaving hundreds of people homeless.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Flood risk persists in parts of West Africa and Sudan while Ethiopia remains abnormally dry
A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and Gambia has led to significant dryness.
Continued heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Dakar. Heavy rainfall is likely to continue maintaining the risk for flooding in the region.
Risk of severe flooding continues in parts of Sierra Leone, Mali, and Sudan
A poor start to therainfall season acrossSenegal and Gambia has ledto significant dryness.
Heavy rains during the past weeks has led to flashflooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Continued rain thisweek will keep flood threats high.