Severe flash floods hit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Severe flash floods hit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Heavy rainfall affecting the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on August 17, 2021, caused severe flash floods that resulted in heavy damage and fatalities. Homes and cars in several neighborhoods of the capital were submerged, leading to at least 7 fatalities and dozens…

Severe storms claim 16 lives, affect 70 000 people across Ethiopia

Severe storms claim 16 lives, affect 70 000 people across Ethiopia

Severe weather affecting Ethiopia since late April 2021, has left at least 16 people dead and 70 000 affected in the regions of Afar, SNNP, and Somali. Around 27 400 people were displaced in Afar Region due to flooding and strong winds in Gulina, Ewa, Beyalo,…

Severe floods displace at least 32 000 people in Ethiopia

Severe floods displace at least 32 000 people in Ethiopia

At least 32 000 have been displaced by severe flooding that has caused extensive damage in Ethiopia, since late July 2020. This included almost 20 000 residents in Afar that had to relocate in the first week of August due to the overflow of Awash River. According to…

Floods affect more than 200 000, displace 100 000 people in Ethiopia

Floods affect more than 200 000, displace 100 000 people in Ethiopia

Severe flooding affecting Ethiopia since late April has impacted at least 219 000 people and displaced as many as 104 000. Tens of thousands have been displaced following major inundations that affected mostly those in the Somali region. Flash floods also killed…

Heavy rains, deadly floods and landslides hit drought-stricken Ethiopia

Heavy rains, deadly floods and landslides hit drought-stricken Ethiopia

Unseasonal heavy rains have affected tens of thousands of people in southeastern Ethiopia over the last couple of days. As of early Wednesday, May 11, 2016, severe weather in the country suffering its worst drought in 5 decades claimed lives of at least 50 people….