Deyr Flooding 2019 – WASH Situation Report, 30th November 2019

from UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster
Published on 30 Nov 2019 View Original


  • Some of the areas affected by flashfloods last week include Mogadishu, Erigavo, Zeylac and a few pockets of Lower Juba. The rainfall forecast for the coming week show a significant reduction across Somalia and in the Ethiopian highlands. As a result, flood situation is expected to improve during the week in forecast (up to 5th December).

  • In total, an estimated 550,000 people have been affected by the flooding with 370,000 IDPs mainly in Beletweyne (240,000), Bardheere (85,900) and Jowhar (30,500).

  • 72,600* individuals living in IDP settlements suffered from heavy rainfalls in Bay region, in Baidoa (30,000),
    Berdale (36,600), Qansax Dhere (6,000). At total of 1,600 latrines need desludging and repair. Affected families are also in need of safe water, hygiene promotion and kits.

  • Based on WASH Cluster RFP in Middle Shabelle, an estimated 80,000* individuals were affected by floods in the past few weeks in Jowhar, Mahaday and Balcad and are in need of WASH services including water treatment products, hygiene kits, construction and/or rehabilitation of 900 latrines. Access to remote locations has improved in Jowhar.

  • 35,000* individuals were affected by the flash floods in Lower Juba (Dhobley, Tulo Barwaqo, Tabta and Kismayo). Dobhley reported the highest number of households affected and requiring safe water and hygiene support, construction/rehabilitation of 1,200 flood-damaged latrines (RFPs and Lower Juba Authorities).

  • Following recent heavy rainfalls, an estimated 600 latrines needs to be repaired in Banadir (UNICEF).

  • More than 110,000 individuals were affected by flood in Gedo region. Most people in need are still in Garbaharey, (16,300), Dolow (9,000) and Bardheere (85,900).


  • In Beletweyne, most active cluster partners (UNICEF, SCI, CESVI, SYPD, Qatar Charity) have constructed a total of 1,019 emergency latrines in IDP sites. They have reached/are reaching a total of 28,219 households with emergency water trucking. SYPD has deployed a water treatment unit to supply 75,000 liters of chlorinated water per day and complement water trucking activities.

  • In Baidoa, most active partners are providing emergency sanitation to 34,110 individuals and emergency water trucking services to 75,000 people. Shallow wells have been disinfected for the benefit of 35,000 people. A total of 87,000 people have been reached with hygiene promotion and hygiene kits.

  • In Berdale, 30,000 individuals are being targeted with hygiene promotion and kits distribution.

  • In other parts of South West State, people in need are being reached with emergency water and hygiene services in Qansax Dheere (#9,600), Hudur (#19,200) and Wajid (#9,000). In Hudur and Wajid, shallow wells have been disinfected for the benefit of a total of 70,000 individuals.

  • 40 partners have been mobilized (or will be) to address critical needs of people in need of assistance.
    Response expected to scale up in some hard to reach location and recently affected locations.

  • As of today, a total of 61,000 hygiene kits have been approved and are being mobilized from the WASH cluster supply hubs for the first phase of the response, to cover life-saving needs for water (household water treatment products) and hygiene. Among those kits, 46,000 were already distributed