Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 22 April 2013


Flood Update

Heavy rains in pocket areas across the country continued to cause flooding over the past weeks, including in Kebridehar Town, Dobawein and El Ogaden woredas of Korahe zone; Gashamo woreda and Degehabur Town of Jarar zone; and Ferfer, Mustahil and Kalafo woredas of Shabelle zone (Somali Region), affecting more than 9,000 households. Similarly, floods in Chenaksen, Fedis, Babile and Haromaya woredas of East Hararge and Tulu and Oda Bultum woredas of West Hararge zones (Oromia Region); Humbo woreda of Wolayita zone and Loka Abaya woreda of Sidama zone (SNNPR) affected more than 1,300 households across both regions. In addition to displacement, the floods caused damages to infrastructures and loss of livelihoods, including houses, water schemes, livestock, farmlands and food stocks. The Government’s Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector (DRMFSS) responded to the needs of the flood-affected population in SNNPR, while those in Oromia and Somali have yet to receive assistance. For more information, contact:


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