Overall Orange alert Flood
in Somalia

Event summary

This flood can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100479
Death: 26
Displaced: 412000
Countries: Somalia
From - To 21 May - 29 May

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Somalia, Hiran Region, late May 2020The seasonal rainfall (April-June) in Somalia has caused 26 fatalities, and displaced 412,000 people across 29 districts, as reported by UN OCHA on 24 May. Nearly a million people were affected by flooding caused by heavy rains, while large areas of cropland and pasture have been inundated, roads damaged and Internally Displaced People's (IDPs) shelters destroyed. The Belet Weyne District (central Hiran region, central Somalia) was the worst hit area, after the Shabelle river burst its banks, affecting 240,000 people, including 11,400 IDPs. River levels at Belet Weyne have remained at bank-full since 12 May. As the rainfall declines, floodwaters started receding in some areas of Somalia. Due to stagnant water, there are concerns about the risk of waterborne diseases, while the country is facing increasing COVID-19 case numbers and a resurgent desert locust infestation.Thu 28 May 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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Two days of rain have renewed the waterfalls that only ever exist during this sort of weather in the Omani governate of Dhofar. The crescent of inland cliffs that front the Dhofar Mountains that surround Salalah, and the flood plain beneath
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GIEWS Country Brief: Somalia 22-May-2020Fri, 22 May 2020 18:55:00 +0200.

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT Production of 2020 “Gu” main season cereals forecast at 15-25 percent below average due to floods, locusts and insecurity; Unfavourable weather conditions affecting cereal production in 2019; Despite localized pasture
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05/Jun/2020 02:31 UTC

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