Eastern Africa: Floods Update (as of 17 May 2013

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Situation Overview Since the onset of the March – May rain season, at least 170 people have died and 225,000 people have been displaced from their homes as a result of localised flash flooding and landslides across eastern Africa, most notably in parts of Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, and to a lesser extent in Tanzania. Rains have been over 200 per cent above average over southern and central Somalia, eastern and southern Ethiopia, northern and western Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).
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Although the overall impact of these rains has been beneficial for crops and pastoral conditions, the extent of infrastructure destruction, death toll and high numbers of displaced people calls for improved cross-border disaster risk reduction and flood mitigation measures. Humanitarian Response National governments and their humanitarian partners have led their respective in-country humanitarian responses. The most pressing needs are provision of temporary shelter and access to food and clean water to prevent outbreaks of waterborne diseases.
DRC

UGANDA

Kasese

30,219 9
Kisii Migori

Baringo Kisumu

Nakuru

RWANDA

32

Rulindo Rutsiro Gasabo Karongi Kicukiro

Narok

BURUNDI

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UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

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ZAMBIA
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MALAWI

The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations. Final boundary between the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan has not yet been determined. Final status of the Abyei area is not yet determined.

Creation date: 17 May 2013

Sources: UNCS, GAUL, OCHA, IEBC, Redcross, Media

Feedback: ochakenya@un.org , conwaym@un.org

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For the next week, a reduction in rain is forecast for most of the region, including saturated areas in Kenya, Uganda, northern Tanzania, Somalia, southern Ethiopia and much of South Sudan and southern Sudan.

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Fafan

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Number of displacements
Kenya Somalia Ethiopia Uganda
50,000 32,391 30,219 112,380

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Kirinyaga

KENYA

Kurtunwaarey

Isiolo

Bu'aale Jilib Garissa

Laikipia

Kiambu Nairobi Machakos Tana river

Kajiado

Taita taveta

Kilifi

Number of deaths
100
Dar es Salaam

75 50

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No. of people No. of deaths

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Kenya Rwanda Tanzania Uganda Somalia Ethiopia Burundi

Flood-affected areas

www.kenya.humanitarianresponse.info

www.unocha.org/eastern-africa

www.reliefweb.int

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