Somalia

Somalia: Tropical storm Pawan - Snapshot (As of 11 December 2019)

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Tropical storm Pawan made landfall on 6 December, bringing moderate to heavy rainfall, strong winds and flash floods to parts of Bari and Nugaal regions of Puntland. The authorities estimate that 5,400 households (32,400 people) have lost livelihoods; 800 households (4,800 people) have been displaced from their homes and six people were killed.

Farms, houses, roads and infrastructure have been destroyed or damaged mainly in Eyl, Bandarbayla, Caluula and Laasqoray districts.

The affected people need food assistance, clean water, shelter and non-food items (mosquito nets, children's clothing, hygiene kits). Humanitarian partners on the ground are assessing the damage and providing immediate assistance to the affected people. The storm has dissipated but rains may continue in Puntland and Somaliland.

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