Worst drought in 40 years affecting Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

Worst drought in 40 years affecting Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

The Horn of Africa is experiencing its fourth consecutive failed rain season and the worst drought since 1981. At least 15 million people across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are already affected and there are fears this number could jump to 20 million.

Somalia bracing for record levels of displacement

Somalia bracing for record levels of displacement

Somalia is preparing for record levels of displacement this year as severe drought grips parts of the country, leaving tens of thousands of people without access to water and livelihood. In 2020, the main driver for displacement was flooding. In 2019, Somalia saw…

Gati leaves a trail of destruction after making historic landfall in Somalia

Gati leaves a trail of destruction after making historic landfall in Somalia

Tropical Cyclone "Gati" made historic landfall in Somalia on November 22, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 170 km/h (105 mph) – category 2 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson scale – making it the strongest storm to hit Somalia since satellite…

Widespread flooding affects almost 200 000 people in Somalia

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,…