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Flooding in Ethiopia

07 May 2013

Flooding has affected around 9,000 households in Somali Regional State following heavy rainfall. The following zones have been particularly affected:

·    Korahe (Kebridehar Town, Dobawein and El Ogaden woredas)
·    Jarar (Gashamo woreda and Degehabur Town)
·    Shebelle (Ferfer, Mustahil and Kalafo woredas)

In Oromia Region the following zones have suffered damage:

·    East Hararge (Chenaksen, Fedis, Babile and Haromaya woredas)
·    West Hararge (Tulu and Oda Bultum woredas)

Finally, flooding has particularly affected the following locations in SNNPR Region:

·    Sidama Zone (Loka Abaya woreda)
·    Wolayita Zone (Humbo woreda)


Map used by permission of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Almost 28,000 people have had to leave their homes in the Shebelle Zone. They are currently housed in temporary shelters with inadequate water supplies and little or no health facilities.

Matured crops have been severely damaged and livestock have been lost in the floods. Homes, farmland and water schemes have also been affected.

Advice for travellers to or those working in the areas affected:

If you are travelling or working in the areas affected you may face additional health risks which include: malaria, cholera, dengue fever, diarrhoea, and leptospirosis.

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Relief Web, Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin (22/04/13)

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