Articles tagged "somalia"

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Widespread flooding affects almost 200 000 people in Somalia

Wide areas of Somalia have been experiencing unusually strong rainfall season since mid-July. Nearly 200 000 people have been affected and 120 000 have been displaced as of Thursday, August 6, 2020. Over the last few days, further flooding has hit parts of Somalia,...

August 09, 2020

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Mogadishu hit by a month's worth of rain in 24 hours, killing 7, Somalia

Nearly 60 mm (2.3 inches) of rain fell in Somalia's capital Mogadishu from May 10 to 11, 2020-- almost equivalent to the city's average rainfall for the entire month of May, which is 61 mm (2.4 inches). Flooding and damages were reported, as well as seven...

May 12, 2020

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Torrential rains claim 16 lives, affect 200 000 across Somalia

Torrential rains and flash floods have claimed at least 16 lives and affected more than 200 000 people across Somalia since April 2020. About 10 others remain missing due to floods and at least 2 000 farms have been washed away since the Gu or rainy season in the...

May 08, 2020

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Intense rains trigger deadly flash floods in Ethiopia and Somalia, 83 000 displaced

Seasonal rains continued to strengthen in most parts of East Africa during the fourth week of April 2020, leading to a significant increase in rainfall which triggered deadly flash floods in Ethiopia and Somalia. Around 83 000 people have been displaced.​ Since...

April 28, 2020

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After drought and severe flooding, Somalia sees worst locust outbreak in 25 years

Desert locusts have been destroying massive swaths of crops and grazing lands in Somalia in its worst invasion in 25 years, the United Nations food agency said on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, adding that the infestation is likely to spread further. The nation...

December 22, 2019

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Widespread damage as Tropical Cyclone "Pawan" makes landfall in Puntland, Somalia

Tropical Cyclone "Pawan" made landfall in the Puntland State of Somalia on December 7, 2019, with wind gusts reaching 80 km/h (50 mph). It hit the coastal city of Eyl in Nugal Region, according to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster...

December 09, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Pawan" about to make landfall over Somalia

Tropical Cyclone "Pawan" is slowly weakening on its way toward Somalia. Landfall is expected late November 6 into November 7, south of Eyl, an ancient port town in the northeastern Nugal province. Pawan is the 8 named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean...

December 06, 2019

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Forecast models suggest rare formation of twin tropical cyclones in western Indian Ocean

Numerical forecast models suggest two tropical cyclones are about to form in the western Indian Ocean this week, churning face-to-face on both sides of the equator. A deep depression formed over the southwest Arabian Sea on December 2, 0219, and concentrated into...

December 03, 2019

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Natural disasters claim over 1 200 lives across East and Southern Africa

Save the Children's new analysis on December 2, 2019, shows that more than 1 200 people have lost their lives so far this year in natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, and landslides across East and Southern Africa, particularly Mozambique, Somalia, Kenya,...

December 03, 2019

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Over 500 000 people affected by floods in Somalia

The Federal Government of Somalia and the humanitarian community have launched a Flood Response Plan on November 23, 2019, calling for a 72.5 million dollar fund to aid flood victims in the country, with the number of affected people reaching 536 000. At least 17...

November 24, 2019

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200 000 forced to evacuate, fatalities feared as massive floods hit Beledweyne, Somalia

At least 200 000 residents, including 100 000 children, have been forced to evacuate their homes in the town of Beledweyne, Somalia following severe floods. Fatalities are also feared as up to 20 people were thrown into floodwater when a boat capsized in Beledweyne,...

October 31, 2019

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Very rare TC Sagar hits Somalia, 19 people killed in flash floods and thousands affected

Tropical Cyclone "Sagar" made landfall in northwestern Somaliland and Djibouti on May 19, 2018 with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (58 mph), dropping heavy rain and causing severe flash floods. At least 19 people were killed in Somalia, Djibouti and...

May 21, 2018

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Sagar: Rare tropical cyclone forms in the Gulf of Aden, life-threatening floods expected in desert regions

A rare tropical cyclone formed May 16, 2018 in the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen and Somalia. Named Tropical Cyclone 01A and internationally known as Sagar, this cyclone's main threat is substantial rainfall (for desert regions), leading up to dangerous flash...

May 18, 2018

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Catastrophic floods hit Somalia, some of the worst the region has ever seen

Long-term rainfall has caused catastrophic flood situation across Somalia, described as some of the worst the region has ever seen. Flash and river floods have now affected 630 000 people and displaced almost 214 800. This region was ravaged by drought and...

May 03, 2018

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Drought in Somalia kills up to 75% of livestock, pre-famine alert issued

Severe drought is having a devastating impact on people in the Horn of Africa. 750 000 people have been newly displaced just in Somalia. For agropastoralists in Somalia losing their animals is a telltale sign of trouble ahead. In many parts of the country, rains...

November 15, 2017

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Hundreds dying from hunger as severe drought grips Somalia

110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in just one region of Somalia as severe drought gripped the country, causing hunger crisis. The death toll was announced by prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire today and it comes from the Bay region in the southwest...

March 04, 2017

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Disease outbreaks and towering food prices threaten flood-stricken Somalia

Severe flooding across Somalia, on-going since October 19, 2015, has triggered an epidemic in water-borne diseases, an escalation of local commodity prices and an interruption of humanitarian aid delivery, according to the United Nation's (UN) report from...

November 25, 2015

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Rare tropical cyclone hits Somalia, the deadliest in its history

Somalia experienced one of the deadliest tropical cyclones in its history. Tropical Cyclone 3A made landfall in north-eastern Somali region of Puntland on November 10–11, 2013. Tropical Cyclone 3A hit the Eyl, Beyla, Dangorayo and Hafun districts

November 11, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone 04A expected to make landfall in Somalia

According to latest Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) report, Tropical Cyclone 04A is located approximately 280 nm south of Cape Guardafui, Somalia, and is moving southwestward at 12 knots over the past six hours. Animated multispectral satellite imagery shows

December 24, 2012

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Tropical Cyclone Murjan made landfall in Somalia and Ethiopia

Horn of Africa experienced a tropical cyclone landfall on October 25. According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC),Tropical Cyclone Murjan is located approximately 140 nm south-southwest of Cape Guardafui. The system is moving westward at 10

October 25, 2012

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Cholera epidemic spreads in famine-hit Somalia

A cholera epidemic is spreading in famine-hit Somalia, with alarming numbers of cases among people driven to the capital Mogadishu by a lack of food and water, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. Cholera outbreaks have now been confirmed in several regions,...

August 18, 2011

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Saharan dust drifts west over Atlantic Ocean

A massive Saharan dust plume has drifted west over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Verde Islands, located 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa.GOES, a US geostationary weather satellite, captured the below image of the dust Friday.  The image presents the

June 26, 2011