• Crisis Severity ?
    1.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    1.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.6
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 99,300,000 Total population [?]

Overview

08/07/2020

The long rainy season (belg/gu) began in April, with rains increasing in May, leading to flooding and landslides. Somali region recorded the highest number of people affected and people displaced; other affected areas include Oromia region, Afar, SNPPR, and Dire Dawa. Twelve fatalities were reported, with over 470,000 people affected overall, including more than 300,000 internally displaced. 73 IDP settlements were  destroyed. A river in Jinka town (SNNPR) overflowed, destroying livestock, land, and infrastructure. The main bridges in Hudet, Negalle, Mubarak and Filtu were destroyed. The River Dawa along the Kenya-Ethiopia border overflowed, destroying villages surrounding its banks. Certain areas such as the Shabelle region remain unreachable without the use of military helicopters. Other communities along the river basin, including  Wabi Shebelle river, Kesem Dam, Tendaho Dam, Koka Dam, Kuraz Dam, and upper Awash basin are at risk of further flooding and landslides if heavy rains continue.?

Latest Developments

28/07/2020

There are no significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team. 

ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of COVID-19. Find more information related to the outbreak here.

Key Priorities

08/07/2020

Shelter: Displaced people need to be resettled in shelters that are not overcrowded, to reduce the risks of COVID-19 spread.

WASH: Water sources have been destroyed; their replacement or alternatives sources are needed. Emergency latrine interventions are required to protect the hygiene conditions of the affected population. Flooded areas need to be cleared to reduce mosquito breeding and reduce risk of malaria and waterborne disease.

Food security Flooding is expected to increase risks of famine with a second locust wave expected to hatch in June, around harvest season.? Rains are known to create breeding conditions for locusts and swarms.