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Overall Green alert Flood
in Somaliafrom 29 Apr 2018 00:00 UTC to 15 May 2018 00:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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

  • from 29 Apr 2018 00:00 UTC to 15 May 2018 00:00 UTC
  • 0 killed and 220000 displaced
  • inserted at 17 May 2018 11:53:00 UTC


Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya - Floods

(Created: Thu, 03 May 2018 06:56:00 +02:00)

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Articles: 12 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

UNHCR struggles to meet funds for refugees in Ethiopia

Fri, 18 May 2018 09:39:00 +0200coastweek (en)

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday its only received 15 percent of the 335.8 million U.S. dollars it needs to meet the needs of refugees in Ethiopia. In a press statement sent to Xinhua, UNHCR said the funds are needed to meet....

Somalia: OCHA Somalia Flash Update #5 - Humanitarian impact of heavy rains | 15 May 2018

Wed, 16 May 2018 09:05:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Situation Overview. Moderate to heavy rains continued to fall across Somali and the Ethiopian highlands, resulting in increased river flooding, along the Juba and Shabelle rivers and localized flash flooding. Since early April, heavy rainfall has marked the end of prolonged drought across much of....

Somalia: East Africa Alert May 11, 2018

Sat, 12 May 2018 12:14:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Heavy rainfall and further flooding expected across East Africa through the end of May. Heavy rainfall has persisted across much of East Africa since March, with rainfall totaling more than 200 percent of average in many areas (Figure 1). The heavy precipitation has caused widespread flooding,....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: UNOSAT (1), EMM (1), JRC (55), NASA (8), INFORM (1),

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