Overall Orange alert Flood
in Ethiopia

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1102308
Glide number: FL-2023-000229-ETH
Death: 53
Displaced: 347600
Countries: Ethiopia
From - To 01 Nov - 06 Dec

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Ethiopia - Floods (ECHO 07 Nov 2023)Tue, 07 Nov 2023 10:36

  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting southern and eastern Ethiopia, in particular the Somali Region since early November, causing floods, flash floods and the overflow of some rivers, particularly the Genale River that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • Media reports, as of 7 November, 20 fatalities and more than 12,000 displaced families across the Somali Region. In addition, several bridges collapsed and some roads have been damaged across the affected area.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall with locally very heavy rainfall is forecast over the whole Somali Region.
Somali Region, Ethiopia, November 2023Officials in Somali Region, Ethiopia, reported fatalities and displacements as a result of flooding in several (unspecified) areas of the region in early November 2023. Flood damage to roads and bridges has impeded the delivery of relief items. Damage to livestock, crops and property was also reported. Further rain and flooding was expected. On 16 November, UNOCHA reported 760,000 people in the Somali, Oromia, South Ethiopia Regional and Afar states in Ethiopia were affected by heavy rains, floods and landslides.Mon 27 Nov 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
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