ACAPS – which warns about humanitarian crises – has just published two updates on the impact of floods and Tropical Storm Sagar in Somalia
Floods in Somalia – Key findings:
- Over 500,000 people have been affected of whom 220,000 have been displaced.
- Most people in Beledweyne district in Hiraan region take their water from open wells, which have been filled with contaminated floodwater and latrine overflow.
- This has already led to a surge in water and vector-borne diseases in areas already grappling with an AWD/cholera outbreak since December 2017. The number of cases of AWD/cholera is expected to increase through June.
- The two main roads connecting Gedo with Mogadishu and Kismayo are inaccessible.
Tropical Storm Sagar in Somalia – Key findings:
- The storm caused extensive destruction, including loss of livestock and crops, destruction of homes and critical infrastructure, and mass displacement.
- Current outbreaks of AWD/Cholera also pose a health risk to affected populations.
- There is urgent need for WASH, shelter and NFIs, food and health assistance.
- The disruptions to key trade routes caused by damaged roads are likely to result in increases in the price of essential commodities in the coming weeks and months.
Read the full reports here