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07 May 2018

Flood in Somalia

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Type of Event:Flood
Location of Event:Somalia
Date of Charter Activation:2018-05-07
Time of Charter Activation:16:01
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Activation ID:570
Project Management:UNITAR / UNOSAT

Weeks of heavy rainfall has resulted in extensive flooding in Somalia. The floods are estimated to have affected half a million people.

The rain caused the Shabelle and Juba rivers to bust their banks, and flood areas along the rivers. More than 200,000 people were forced to evacuate. The floods have affected HirShablle, Jubbaland and South West state. It has also been reported that Somali National security forces evacuated more than 10,000 people, marooned by the raging floods in Belet Weyne, in HirShabelle state.

Emergency settlements are being set up to tend to the victims, but there are concerns that limited access to clean water will pose a risk of water-borne diseases arising.

 

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Situation report of flooding in Shebelle River, Southern Somalia

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 15/05/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
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Situation report of flooding in Juba River, Southern Somalia

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 14/05/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
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Flood detection in Dinsoor, Baardheere, Bu'aale, Saakow district, Gedo, Middle Juba and Bay Region, Somalia

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 09/05/2018

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2018) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
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Flood detection in Belet Weyne and Bulo Burto Districts, Somalia

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 09/05/2018

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2018) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

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