• Crisis Severity ?
    2.7
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.4
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    4.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    5.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Overview

05/12/2019

The Deyr rains (September-December) have caused flooding across Somalia, primarily in southern parts of the country. Riverine and flash flooding has affected populations in Jubaland, South West, and Hirshabelle states. As of 5 December, 570,000 people have been affected, including more than 300,000 people who have been displaced. Riverine flooding has occurred mainly along the Juba and Shabelle rivers? 

The floods have damaged infrastructure and rendered some areas inaccessible, complicating the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Concerns around food security and livelihoods are high as approximately 207,000 hectares of land have been inundated as of 5 December?

 

Latest Developments

12/12/2019

12/12: On 6 December, tropical cyclone Pawan hit the state of Puntland, Somalia. The regions of Bari and Nugaal were particularly hit with strong winds, heavy rains and flash floods. Houses and property were damaged or destroyed, leading to the displacement of around 4,800 people. According to UN OCHA, at least 32,000 people have lost their livelihoods, as fishing boats, livestock, and more than 700 farms were destroyed. Transport infrastructure was also damaged, including 4 main roads, which has impeded the delivery of humanitarian assistance.?

05/12: As of 5 December, 80,000 displaced out of 240,000 displaced have been able to return home to the heavily flooded Beledweyne. However, further heavy rains are forecasted for the upcoming week until 10 December, likely leading to further flooding and an increased need for humanitarian intervention. ?

Key Priorities

05/12/2019

Food: The impact the rains will have on food security is not yet clear. While in some regions the rains have led to improvements for pastures, crops, and livestock body conditions, flooding has destroyed fields, crops, and inundated farmland in others. Approximately 207,000 hectares of land have been inundated by the floods. ?

Shelter:  More than 370,000 people have been displaced due to the floods in Somalia, including more than 34,000 IDPs. ?

WASH: 300,000 people in need of emergency sanitation and 245,000 people in need of emergency safe water. ?