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09 Nov 2019 description

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began on Saturday airlifting Government of Kenya relief food and supplies to areas cut off by widespread flooding.

In response to a formal request by the Government, WFP deployed a Mi-8 helicopter to deliver life-saving assistance to families in parts of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Tana River counties.

08 Nov 2019 description
  • Ongoing heavy rain triggered floods and landslides across several parts of Kenya, resulting in 48 fatalities, following the UN OCHA's latest report.
  • More than 144,000 people across 25 counties have been affected by severe weather events, including landslides and flash floods, while at least 17,000 people have been displaced. Severe damage to key infrastructure has isolated several areas, hampering humanitarian assistance.
  • Shortages of food, drinking water, and medical supplies have resulted in an outbreak of water-borne diseases in several areas.
07 Nov 2019 description

Southern Africa observes a poor start to the rainy season, while high flood risk persists across East Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in Accra, Ghana last week.

  2. Rising water levels in the Ubangui River triggered flooding along the river basin into northern and western DRC 3. Heavy rainfall during the past couple of months has significantly raised water levels in the Nile River and its tributaries in Sudan and South Sudan triggering floods.

07 Nov 2019 description

CAR

Severe flooding caused large displacement in the Central African Republic. On 25 October, the government declared a state of emergency and appealed for external support. Needs assessments are still ongoing.

The government stated that over 20,000 people have been displaced across the country and an additional 8,000 people have been displaced in the capital Bangui. According to media reports, over 45,000 people could be displaced...

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07 Nov 2019 description
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Millions displaced; women, girls hit hardest; crises compounded by conflicts, poverty and inequality; $700m average climate-related losses; urgent action needed now

More than 52 million people in 18 countries across southern, eastern and central Africa are facing up to crisis levels of hunger as a result of weather extremes, compounded by poverty and conflict.

Some areas are facing a second extreme drought in four years and worse than that sparked by El Nino in 1981.

05 Nov 2019 description

On 30 October, the European Commission provided €3 million in humanitarian assistance, allocated as follows: €1.5 million for South Sudan, €850,000 for Somalia, €500,000 for Ethiopia, €150,000 for Kenya

05 Nov 2019 description
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STATUS: LIMITED TO NO SATELLITE-DETECTED WATERS IDENTIFIED IN CITIES

FURTHER ACTION(S): CONTINUE MONITORING

04 Nov 2019 description
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STATUS: LIMITED TO NO SATELLITE-DETECTED WATERS IDENTIFIED IN CITIES

FURTHER ACTION(S): CONTINUE MONITORING

04 Nov 2019 description
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Satellite-detected water extents, as of 28 October 2019 over Garsen Sub County, Tana River County of Kenya

This map illustrates satellite-detected surface water in Garsen Sub County, Tana River County of Kenya as observed from Sentinel-2 imagery acquired on 28 October 2019. Within the analysed extent of about 150 km2, a total about 12 km2 of land appear to be flooded. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

04 Nov 2019 description

Heavy rainfall and flooding have impacted swathes of eastern Africa since July and intensified in October, affecting at least 2.5 million people and causing displacement and loss of property, crops and livestock. The unusually heavy rains have primarily been driven by the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), which is in its strongest positive state since 2006, according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Centre.

04 Nov 2019 description

FLOODS BACKGROUND

A strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole weather phenomenon in the western Indian Ocean has resulted in increased rainfall across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. It is already leading to heavy rainfall, flash floods and landslides, causing loss of life, displacement, and damage to property and livelihoods. This situation is predicted to intensify through November and December according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts.

04 Nov 2019 description
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Satellite-detected water extents, as of 2 November 2019 over Wajir East Sub County, Wajir County of Kenya This map illustrates satellite-detected surface water in Wajir East Sub County, Wajir County of Kenya as observed from Sentinel-2 imagery acquired on 2 November 2019. Within the analysed extent of about 200 km2. a total of about 7 km2 of land appear to be flooded.
This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT

03 Nov 2019 description

Tropical storm expected to bring strong winds and light rains to Puntland and Somaliland

Nairobi, 2019: A tropical storm named KYARR has been developing in the northern Indian Ocean and is expected to reach Puntland and Somaliland in 4 to 5 days. The affected areas will experience strong winds and light rains.

02 Nov 2019 description

Background and the Red Cross and Red Crescent action

While some countries in Africa are experiencing drought, others are facing devastating floods. The scale and scope of disaster risk, underlying vulnerabilities and complex socio-political and economic factors are unparalleled. Climate change and environmental degradation are exacerbating risk many times over. Recent forecasts suggest the flooding will continue to worsen over the coming weeks, likely to impact over one million people before this crisis is over.

02 Nov 2019 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected surface water in Wajir East Sub County, Wajir County of Kenya as observed from Sentinel-2 imagery acquired on 28 October 2019. Within the analysed extent of about 450 km2, a total of about 25 km2 of land appear to be flooded. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

01 Nov 2019 description

Heavy rainfall since early October in Kenya has affected more than 100,000 people, displaced 14,000 and caused at least 29 deaths.

The rains have caused flash floods, mudslides and landslides in various counties, with Wajir County in the north-east among the hardest-hit.

Read the full story on United Nations OCHA.

01 Nov 2019 description

The IRC is assessing the damage and launching immediate responses to help those most impacted by the storms in Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia. IRC teams in Somalia are on alert and preparing for disaster as Kyarr makes its way towards Puntland

31 Oct 2019 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in parts of Central and East Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall was reported in northern Ghana and bordering areas of Burkina Faso.

  2. The Ubangui River has triggered flooding along the river basin into northern and western Democratic Republic of Congo last week.

  3. Flooding will continue this week due to saturated ground conditions and continued rainfall in the Afar region of Ethiopia, eastern South Sudan, and the border of Ethiopia and Sudan.