Since 20 April, heavy rain has been affecting most of Somalia States and territories (particularly South West, Jubaland, Banadir, Puntland, and Somaliland) as well as the neighbouring central and south Ethiopia since 24 April, causing rivers to overflow and triggering floods that have resulted in casualties and damage. The worst affected area is the Juba river basin and the Shabelle river basin.
In Somalia, as of 29 April, media report 10 fatalities, a number of missing people, around 20 injured people, hundreds more displaced, as well as damage to infrastructure in Qardho Town (Bari Region, west Puntland). In Ethiopia, 4 fatalities, several injured people, and damaged houses and infrastructure were reported in the Dire Dawa City area (around 340 km east of Addis Ababa).
Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain is forecast over south Somalia and central Ethiopia.