ACAPS Briefing Note: Ethiopia Floods, 13 May 2016
Since April 2016, heavy spring/belg rains have caused floods and landslides, resulting in 100 deaths as of 12 May. Up to 120,000 people have been displaced in six regions. The most affected regions are Somali, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP), Afar, Amhara, and Harari – already severely affected by the El Niño drought.
Anticipated scope and scale
Flash floods also likely to increase in northeastern and central Ethiopia in the coming weeks. The number of displaced is expected to increase to 189,660 at least during the end of May (spring) as localised floods, landslides and overflowing rivers continue. 485,600 people are expected to be affected.
Priorities for humanitarian intervention
Emergency food and water assistance to populations previously suffering from drought now affected by floods.
Shelter and NFI support once the flooding subsides.
Livelihoods support for farmers and vulnerable groups impacted by floods.
Multiple roads and bridges have been damaged or rendered impassable by the flooding.