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Affected countries: Ethiopia
Reported flash flood incidences since the second week of April have left hundreds of thousands of people in need of immediate humanitarian support in Afar (Awsi), Oromia (Arsi, East Shewa, East and West Hararge zones) and Somali (7 zones) regions. Areas affected by recurring floods have been…
Affected countries: Ethiopia
Floods affected more than 53,000 people in Gambella and Oromia regions during the months of August and September. The Emergency Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI) cluster reports a gap in NFIs to respond to the emergency. More than 300,000 people are at risk of flooding in the next few weeks as heavy…
Affected countries: Ethiopia
Torrential rains and corresponding flash floods since late March have left at least 236,890 people displaced. This year’s belg rains, though late in onset, were heavier than usual both in terms of intensity and geographic coverage. Additionally, the floods are happening on the back of nearly 18…
Affected countries: Ethiopia
Since the beginning of bega season, incidents of flooding were reported in East Imey, Mustahil and Kelafo woredas of Shebelle zone in Somali region due to the overflow of the Wabe Shebelle River (East Imey) and flash flood. Evacuation of at-risk population to safer/higher grounds was undertaken in…
Affected countries: Ethiopia
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…
Affected countries: Ethiopia
Heavy localized rains in April/early May have caused flooding in belg/gu rain-receiving areas, resulting in loss of lives and livelihoods and the destruction of infrastructures. According to the Somali Regional State Government, the floods displaced more than 7,000 households in Fafan, Jarar,…
Affected countries: Ethiopia
More than 702 households were affected by flash flooding on 2 May 2012 in Gode zone (Somali region). The flooding caused significant damage, with numerous livestock deaths and damage to planted crops and stored food reported in the affected areas. Elsewhere in Somali Region, flooding was also…
Affected countries: Ethiopia
In Aug 2011 floods have been reported in Amhara, Tigray, Somali and Afar regions (Government Early Warning Bulletin, 31 Aug 2011). According to FewsNet, about 650 households have been displaced, mainly in Amhara and Gambela and about 20 causalities were reported in Kalu (South Wollo) and…
Affected countries: Ethiopia
The ERCS branches located in North-East of the country reported over 4,000 families affected by floods, out of which 2,221 are displaced and temporarily sheltered at public school buildings. Over 3,206 families reported to be affected by floods and 1,565 displaced in Amhara region. Reports…
Affected countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda
(Ottawa - September 27, 2007) Extensive flooding has affected more than one million people and left 650,000 homeless in over 18 countries in East, Central and West Africa. Flooding and landslides have washed away houses, food reserves and crops, and has contaminated clean water supplies. (Canadian…