Kenya + 3 more

Horn of Africa - Heavy Deyr rains (DG ECHO, UN OCHA, IFRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 December 2019)

  • Exceptionally heavy Deyr rains (short rainy season) have affected more than 800,000 people across the Horn of Africa.

  • More than 160,000 people were affected in 31 of Kenya's 47 counties. Flash floods and landslides caused the deaths of 132 people and 26,000 livestock, and have displaced more than 30,000 people.

  • Tropical Storm PAWAN's passage over north-east Somalia brought heavy rain and flash floods, resulting in 6 deaths, displacing 4,800 people and a loss of 1,500 livestock. Over 30,000 people have lost their livelihoods and some 300 homes and 700 farms have been destroyed. 36 fishing boats are lost, 8 water wells damaged. 547,000 people are displaced, 370,000 in the south.

  • Strong unseasonal rains are hitting the Somali regional state of Ethiopia. A warning hsa been issued for the next 7-10 days for communities alreadt struggling to recover from September/October floods.

  • Flash floods resulted in internal population displacement in Gelana woreda, West Guji zone of Oromia region. 30,000 displaced individuals (4,616 households) have been reported. Primary needs include shelter, non-food items, medical services, water and sanitation, and cash assistance.