Somalia: Gu season floods
Created: 14/05/2020 +


Heavy rains since the Gu season’s start in early April have affected more than 612,000 people across Somalia. Flash floods in northern Somalia and riverine flooding in the southern Juba and Shabelle river basins have displaced 217,000 people and killed 16. Displacement continues as river water levels rise and risk further flooding in the Juba and Shabelle river basins. Although 157,000 people have received aid across the country since flooding began, shelter and NFI, food and nutrition, WASH, and protection needs have been reported, particularly among flood-displaced populations. Somalia’s pre-existing 2.2 million IDPs are also vulnerable. A new generation of desert locust resulting from the rainfall conditions would likely encourgae future losses in livelihoods, food shortages, and increase food prices.