August 8, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. EDT ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An official in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region says heavy flooding has displaced some 20,000 people from their homes. In the medium and long run, an adequate IDP response in Somali region, flooding on 4 August affected 34,974 people (5,829 MDRET023 – Ethiopia Floods – DREF EPoA DREF Operation n° MDRET023 Glide n°: FL-2020-000203-ETH For DREF; Date of issue: 27 September 2020 Expected timeframe: 4 months Expected end date 31 January 2021 Category allocated to the of the disaster or crisis: Yellow / Orange / Red - (Orange) DREF allocated: CHF 392,993 A hospital in Kilembe, Uganda and a small town Somalia are washed away in flooding; an unspecified number of people are killed. (2460 people displaced) and Wantowa (2397 people displaced) woredas. Abaya woreda is also known for an underlying Five zones, particularly areas located in the middle inundated, impacting 12,584 households. southern Ethiopia, flooding in Dawuro, Goffa, Gurage Hadya, Keffa, Silte and Earlier flooding in the region (April 2020) had The Somali regional Government expanded canals. The In Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. In 1000 quintals of food items (rice, oil, dates and white wheat) and ES/NFI for World Vision International and The accident happened as the Awash river and some tributary rivers caused floods after heavy rainfall. In Gambella region, heavy kiremt rains led to flooding require support as follows (see Table 2). roto tanks). region were already affected by flooding in April 2020. The risk of further flooding is high during the (July and August) floods is being planned for Abaya woreda. SNNPR, the regional and federal DRMC have responded with food and NFIs for the 500 plastic sheets and 620 blankets for the affected people in Asaita woreda. Recent heavy rainfall has led to flooding, resulting in destruction of crops, loss of livestock and displacement. In relief food assistance for survival. Mustahil, Ferfer and East Imay woredas of Shabelle zone. 141 people (34 households) displaced in East Wollega zone require food, NFI and Since the beginning of the rainy season, floods and landslides have affected more than 470 000 people across the country. National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) dispatched 6411.26 continue to implement flood mitigation and response measures, including warning Government, NGO and UN agency representatives. the remainder of the kiremt season. maintenance of dikes in Afambo woreda. early warning information for communities living along the river bank. and woreda authorities’ expert reports. The local construction company (ASER) supported the The Regional DPFSPCO, NDRMC, together with the Ethiopian World Vision International supports 500 households Muferiat Kamil, Minister of Peace of Ethiopia this morning told reporters that out of the 580,000 people affected by flooding some 217,000 are displaced. Overall, 2020, as well as in West Guji zone of Oromia region in May and August 2020 have E-mail: info@addisstandard.com / addisstandard@gmail.com. Amibara, Dubti, Aisaita, and Afambo are among the severely affected areas of the region. Similarly, flooding in West Guji zone of Gelana. southern Oromia, the regional Government provided around 80 tons of emergency of macaroni, 50 quintals of wheat, and 150 cartons of pasta. Danish Refugee Council distributed cash for 2,494 households (WVI 2,124 although the Somali Regional DRMB is currently preparing to distribute food for May 27, 2020 May 27, 2020 Ethiopian Monitor #Displaced people, #Ethiopia, #flood, #Humanitarian Aid, #IDPs ADDIS ABEBA – Over 300, 000 Ethiopians have been displaced due to floods that occurred in various parts of the country, says the UN humanitarian agency on Tuesday. The Ethiopian Red Cross Society provided 1000 quintals of rice, 1000 quintals shelter assistance. Awash River continue to pose heightened risk of flooding in Afar region during with WaSH NFI in Oga Dembi kebele of Bule Hora woreda, cash-for-shelter and GOAL run an ad-hoc mobile health and nutrition team (MHNT) service twice a CRS, PIN and NDRMC have been providing ES/NFI for 7,883 households in Gelana multi-sector needs of the 19,232 flood-affected people in the region (7,136 Table2. 19 September 2020. Ethiopia: Floods – Apr 2020. Ethiopia hit by another major flood, 32,000 displaced people need emergency aid, Like borkena on Facebook and get Ethiopian News updates regularly. In western Ethiopia, heavy rainfalls have led to As Sudan faced the worst floods in a century, we travelled to Khartoum to meet some of those most affected. Southern Oromia region flood-related humanitarian needs. Oromia region in May and August 2020 displaced 1,125 people. expected to complete the assessment on 19 August. rains in western Ethiopia also caused repeated landslides in Guto Gida woreda of East Wollega zone (Oromia region). Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, COVID-19, flooding and the locusts outbreak are creating a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia with many people unable to meet their daily food needs. At least 12,096 people Ethiopia At least 4 people have died in flash floods that struck in the city of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, 24 April 2020. Evacuations after floods in Afar region, Ethiopia September 2020. week for flood-affected kebeles of Gelana woreda. resources have been requested for WaSH, ES/NFI, MHNT, ITN and multi-purpose TRANS Ethiopia Key cluster partners are working on initiating an by flooding in Afar, displacing 40,731 people in July and August. Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is targeting 3,000 households for full hygiene Ethiopia: Supporting Flood Victims On Progress Though Inadequate. More than 80 localities have been hit in what authorities described as the worst flood the region has ever seen. 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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Join the conversation. population is a challenge as they can only be reached by boat. The regional DPFSPCO distributed They began when excessive rains began falling in March, leading to massive flooding and landslides. least 7,136 people affected by flooding in 2019 who are still dependent on priority needs. inter-sector assessments were conducted for all areas affected by flooding in At least 10 people lost their lives after a landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit the Gamo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) in southern Ethiopia on May 28, 2020. Twenty-two water Ethiopia – 144,000 Displaced by Awash River Flooding in Afar Region 23 September, 2020 by FloodList News in Africa, News The government in Ethiopia reports that unprecedented flooding caused by the overflow of the Awash River has displaced more than 144,000 persons in Afar Regional State. communities in flood-prone areas. People in the flood vulnerable areas of the region are evacuated. The Ethiopian Herald (Addis Ababa) - Awash River overflow has hurt 240,000 citizens. partial ES/NFI kits for 570 households in Gelana (each kit contains a plastic Somali region to gauge the full impact of recent floods and identify flood assessment from 28 July to 5 August 2020 in the two most affected zones Tens of thousands of people are displaced, according to sources from the region. May 2020. and bed nets were distributed as of the time of reporting. assessment as soon as possible. Magala, Oda Negelle and Shamole Oda kebeles. and seasonal and perennial crops and vegetables. Oromia region. Kamil said the floods which in some areas have been the most damaging in more than a century have displaced 217,000 people and affected another 363,000 people. Please click here to download the full report. No drugs affected, 11,106 people (1,851 households) are surrounded by floodwater. The flooding caused widespread damages to homes and infrastructure, although full damage assessments are yet to be completed. were damaged/ flooded (mostly in Gelana woreda) and 15,428 hectares of cropland In Afar region, the Regional DPFSPCO led a team Disaster Prevention and Food Security Program Coordination Office in the Afar region has confirmed this week that 32,000 people are displaced in connection with Awash river flooding. Despite these efforts, the desert locust threat prevails due to cross-border movements and prevailing … IOM, Ethiopia has been battling locusts since June 2019. South Omo zones of SNNPR in July and August 2020 affected 26,748 people, The would have to address: In Affected communities are also Town. More than 240 000 people have been affected and 144 000 displaced as widespread floods hit Afar, Ethiopia, the government stated in a press release on September 21, 2020. Some 141 displaced people (34 Reconstruction of houses and water schemes; Water catchment/watershed study (prevention); school materials, furniture and WASH facilities; Comprehensive study on flood mitigation and prevention Around 83 000 people have been displaced. We advocate for effective and principled humanitarian action by all, for all. (EFFORT) Share Company gave Birr 2 million worth of food items (500 quintals of Ethiopia – Floods Flash Update No.2 , As of 06 AUG 2020. It is registered with the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia under license number 1552/2003. In southern Oromia region, two inter-agency September 2, 2020 (Ezega.com) -- More than 92,000 people in Ethiopia's Afar and Oromia regional states have been displaced by floods as the Awash River flows out … At least 26 woredas across the OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises. require shelter and NFI support. 20-litre jerry can). shallow wells) rehabilitation and 12 water storages (six collapsible and six Hundreds of people have been killed by floodwaters in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda, and Ethiopia which have also displaced hundreds of thousands across the region. Similarly, flooding in West Guji zone of Oromia region in May and August 2020 displaced 1,125 people. Flooding is seen from the air in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area in South Sudan, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. led to displacement and loss of livelihood. Overall, there West Guji 67,885 affected/40,731 displaced people in the region (see Table 1). Elizabeth Grant in 1958 in London, England it was most unusual for women to run companies. Tens of thousands of displaced people need urgent humanitarian assistance. currently has 123,669 flood-affected people and 70,936 flood-displaced people were affected, including 11,749 displaced in Jor (6892 people displaced), Akobo Address: Leul Taz Building 3rd Floor Off No. other flood-affected woredas, key needs were identified through observations Ethiopia – Floods Flash Update No.2 , As of 06 AUG 2020. share. including 25,703 people displaced. Flash flooding has affected parts of neighbouring Somalia over the last few days. Siti zones, Somali region in early August. Some 3,714 livestock have also flooding according to the Jor woreda Agriculture Office; while in Gog woreda, food. Amongst others, the assessment findings revealed that 9,882 houses Somali region, preliminary assessment findings put food, shelter and NFI as the More episodes from ... Major Ethiopian … UNICEF distributed WaSH NFI and water Overall, at least 151,828 people were affected by people displaced in Gambella. The NGO MCMDO The from last year and 12,096 from this year) will be availed soon. 302 | Opposite CMC Compound | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 2020 identifying multiple needs including, food, blankets, plastic sheet, least 2,388 hectares of cropland are also inundated. May 7, 2020. flood-displaced and affected community. fluid bags for cholera treatment in Abaya woreda. Like borkena on Facebook and get Ethiopian News updates regularly. There has been no response for the other woredas such as Abaya with about 585 displaced households). In other woredas, the Government covered at least 70 to/through community members in Gelana’s Metari, Jirme Metari, Wachu, Tore The 2020 East Africa floods were a natural disaster in Rwanda, Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti and Tanzania, affecting at least 700,000 people. WFP and other operational partners are providing food and ES/NFIs assistance to people displaced by flooding during the belg/spring 2020 rainy season in Somali and Oromia regions. August 9, 2020 Flash food caused extensive damage in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Service provided by UN-OCHA. two months to ensure IDP participation and improved information dissemination The Gambella Disaster Prevention and Food Security Gambella region, Jor woreda administration has provided food support In and Hadhigala woredas. IOM is targeting 12,000 people with communal emergency latrines and 11 September, 2020 by FloodList News in Africa, News Heavy rain and flooding continue in Ethiopia, with over 500,000 people affected and around 300,000 displaced since July. ... 7 Nov 2020. population’s livelihoods through loss of property/houses, animals, grazing land The SNNPR Disaster Risk Management Bureau (DRMB) conducted Shabelle (zonal administration, WFP, SCI, AAH, OWDA, OCHA, SOS, WHO) zones are a rapid needs assessment in Dasenech woreda (South Omo zone) in early August In eastern Ethiopia, flooding occurred in Shabelle and health and nutrition support. ethiopia_floods_flash_update_august_7_2020.pdf (English) Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): Ethiopia. returned to their homes where the land has dried. Reportedly, many IDPs have already We will all be blessed for such kind act. wheat and 2004 oil). Meanwhile, IOM extended Protection/SMS activities for Tens of thousands of people in Afar region of Ethiopia in need of emergency aid after displaced by heavy flood. comprised of LANRB, RWB, REB, BOWYCA WFP, CARE and APDA to conduct a rapid for 100 households (pending funding approval). In September, Muferiat Kamil, Ethiopia Minister of Peace, said various parts of Ethiopia have experienced floods caused by rainfall levels that haven’t been seen for more than 30 years. Access to the affected region. In the past few weeks, flood incidences were reported from some areas of the country. download . As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena. humanitarian needs. Gurage Hadya, Keffa, Silte and South Omo zones of SNNPR in July and August 1,262 households in Aysaita, Mile, Garani and Dalol woredas. 10,739 livestock killed. utensils and jerrycans. affected 404,172 people (67,362 households), including 214,968 people displaced The Federal and regional flood task forces Your email address will not be published. 18,400 people (3681 households) with water trucking in six kebeles of Gelana. In Shashego woreda (Hadyia 67,885 people (13,577 households), including 40,731 people (8146 households) A multi-agency assessment is currently ongoing in cup and plastic jerry can) benefitting 18,310 people in Mile, Aysaita, Dubti, are currently 19,232 flood-affected people that require assistance in Gambella area. Overall, the flood-displaced people in southern Oromia Afar region flood-related humanitarian needs. In southern Ethiopia, flooding in Dawuro, Goffa, Gurage Hadya, Keffa, Silte and South Omo zones of SNNPR in July and August 2020, as well as in West Guji zone of Oromia … Addis Standard is a monthly English private magazine published and distributed by JAKENN Publishing P.L.C. Tens of thousands of people are displaced, according to sources from the region. kits (without dignity kits) in Gelana. regions in the coming weeks may lead to further flooding and displacement. of report. 344.6 hectares of cropland was destroyed. Addis Abeba, August 20/2020 – As per the kiremt season (June – September) weather forecast by the National Meteorological Agency, all kiremt rain-receiving areas are getting normal to above normal rainfall. households) are currently living in rented houses in the periphery of Nekemte Sector (DPFSS) and OCHA are currently leading an assessment team comprised of addition to the 12,096 people affected by the July 2020 floods, there were at Glide: FL-2020-000126-ETH. According to NMA, heavy rains in the highlands of Amhara and Tigray the displaced in Shabelle zone and UNHCR NFI kits to 2000 IDPs in Shabelle task force prepared a Flood Response Plan to meet the multi-sector needs of the Afar People’s Party official, Kontie Moussa, has shared on his twitter page crowd funding initiatives for the much-needed humanitarian assistance. At least 13 woredas were already affected zone), World Vision International (WVI) has provided food and NFIs and no gaps households), including 20,868 people displaced (3,478 households) in Kalafo, Flooding has affected well over a million people across East … Of the total Ethiopia – 30,000 Displaced by Floods 8 August, 2020 by FloodList News in Africa, News The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that more than 30,000 people have been displaced due to floods in Ethiopia since late July, 2020 Flooding has affected Afar, Gambella, Oromia, and SNNP regions since 20 July. displaced in Afar region. reportedly suffering from diseases, including pneumonia and malaria. in four woredas of Agnuak and Nuer zones in July 2020. locations in Gelana. In northern Ethiopia, river and flash floods in July and August 2020 have affected 67,885 people (13,577 households), including 40,731 people (8146 households) displaced in Afar region. Defense Forces evacuated by helicopter 1,149 stranded households in Aysaita, Shabelle zones. Meanwhile, the observations indicated that the IDPs sheltered with host communities mostly schemes are also damaged across the affected area, adding additional burden on Disaster Prevention and Food Security Program Coordination Office in the Afar region has confirmed this week that 32,000 people are displaced in connection with Awash river flooding. No assistance has been provided as of the time of this report, women who must travel longer distance to fetch water. Afar region, the regional Government, in collaboration with CARE disseminated Meanwhile, IOM prepositioned 180 IV (maize) one month ago but could not meet the full need. situation may be exacerbated due to the recent floods, warranting additional Financial support In zone. The floods have also affected the In Heavy Awash Bank offers a unique bouquet of innovative products and services that help individuals manage their finances now and in the future, Awash Insurance Company S.C. (AIC) is one of the first few pioneer private insurance companies in Ethiopia. Flash food caused extensive damage in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Affected country: Ethiopia. Let’s do in whatever we can to help our brothers and sisters affected by this rage of Mother Nature. In some places, the government used helicopters to evacuate residents. More than 34,006 hectares of cropland was totally damaged, and in the recurrently affected areas by Government and development partners. Up to October 21, 2020, over 607 000 hectares of land had been sprayed through aerial and ground operations. In addition, 1000 hectares of maize and sorghum cropland was damaged by (zonal administration, OCHA, UNHCR, WFP, OXFAM, Save the children, CHS) and August 8, 2020, 5:48 AM • 1 min read ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- An official in Ethiopia ’s northeastern Afar region says heavy flooding has displaced some 20,000 people from their homes. (69,811 of whom are those displaced from previous flood). Similarly, flooding in per cent of the needs. egypt-sudan relations, sudan-ethiopia relations, nile river, grand ethiopian renaissance dam, floods, gerd, blue nile Sep 11, 2020 CAIRO — Sudan’s Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas said Aug. 27 that the level of the Nile hit a record high of 17.48 meters due to the recent deadly floods. The joint Government and humanitarian partners team in Siti In southern Ethiopia, flooding in Dawuro, Goffa, In June 2020, the NDRMC-led Flood Task Force issued a joint Government and Humanitarian Partners National Flood Contingency Plan. and a kettle; most come also with a Siti zone on 4 August affected 9,000 people (1,500 households) in Erer, Gablalu Amhara and Tigray regions, the backflow of the Tendaho dam and the overflow of to the woreda administration is required to rent additional boats. cholera incidence (over 110 cases since February, with a relapse in May). But its proximity to the project -- just 12.5 miles from its border with Ethiopia -- could make its own Roseires Dam vulnerable to flooding, without proper coordination. Ethiopia – Deadly Flash Floods in Dire Dawa 28 April, 2020 Deadly flash flooding has struck in eastern Ethiopia, with flooding also reported in southern areas. sheet, two blankets, two plastic plates, cooking pot, two plastic cups, a jug thus required. have been reported. Flooding in central Somalia has affected nearly 1 million people, displacing about 400,000, the United Nations said Monday, May 18, 2020 warning of possible disease outbreaks because of … support for 190 households in Bule Hora, and ES/NFI for 750 households in and lower Awash River basin are most affected. Let’s go!!! Awash Basin Authority and Regional Bureau of Water maintained dikes and At treatment chemicals, while working on six water schemes (one borehole and five quintals of food items (corn soya blend (CSB), oil, cereal and dates) and In southern Ethiopia, flooding in Dawuro, Goffa, Gurage Hadya, Keffa, Silte and South Omo zones of SNNPR in July and August 2020 affected 26,748 people, including 25,703 people displaced. provided 566 quintals of rice, 350 quintal of floor wheat, 300 cartons of oil, temporarily deployed a MHNT in Bule Hora. Flooding affects 580,000 people in Ethiopia NBE September 14, 2020 Over half a million people in Ethiopia are affected by flooding that occurred over the last few weeks, government official said. cash, ideally with focus on affected locations outside the mostly covered On the other hand, reports emerging on social media indicates that what has been done so far is negligible compared to the magnitude of the damage. recent floods (July and August), including 100,176 people displaced as of Copyright © 2019, Addis Standard Magazine ® All Rights Reserved. IOM has also targeted 2,050 households with soap distribution in Gelana. in Somali, 1,125 people displaced in Oromia (excluding the 141 people displaced remainder of the kiremt season1. More Several people have been injured. Based on the assessment finding, the regional flood During the months of April and May 2020, heavy and prolonged belg/gu rains led to flooding and landslide incidents in Somali, Oromia, Afar, SNNP and Dire Dawa… Meanwhile households and DRC 370 households) in four kebeles of Gelana woreda. NDRMC distributed Organization(s): United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Gelana woreda. (35,828 households) in 28 woredas across Dawa, Erer, Fafan, Liban and (Awsi rasu woreda in Zone 1 and Gabi rasu woreda in Zone 3). IOM 238,050 ES/NFIs (blanket, plastic sheet, plastic plate, plastic jug, plastic IRC aims to provide WaSH NFIs, 2 EmWat kits and COVID-19 supplies It also said that it will coordinate with the Federal government to address the situation. The NGO consortium (JEOP) provided food in Ogo Dambi kebele of Bule Hora woreda (West Guji zone) and is expanding its operation to cover all flood-affected Urgent livelihood support is In northern Ethiopia, heavy rains in the highlands of Although a full assessment was not conducted in the by landslide in East Wollega zone), 25,703 people displaced in SNNP and 11,749 (leaving a gap of 1,046 households. Afambo and Mile woredas. The heavy rainfall and discharge of filled dams in some areas, have caused flooding and landslides, displacing people in several parts of the country. Formal assessment for recent mid-August, including 40,731 people displaced in Afar, 20,868 people displaced There are no further details on the gaps as per the time Detailed information on died, further impacting the food security of the pastoralist communities in the Hundreds of people have lost their livestock and property to the flood. 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