ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An official in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region says heavy flooding has displaced some 20,000 people from their homes. Several people have been injured. RW COVID-19 page: Find latest updates on global humanitarian responses. WFP and other operational partners are providing food and ES/NFIs assistance to people displaced by flooding during the belg/spring 2020 rainy season in Somali and Oromia regions. listing the areas at risk of flooding based on NMA’s 2020 belg (spring) weather outlook. Fig 1: Map showing flood risk areas during the 2020 kiremt season. The epicenter was... New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from December 2 to 8, 2020. According to GeoNet, earthquakes near the volcano are considered rare. OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises. The volcano is not erupting but the rates of deformation and seismicity have... A storm over the Southwest will move northeastward to the Great Lakes through the coming weekend, bringing severe thunderstorms to the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley, showers to the Lower/Mid-Mississippi Valley, and snow from the central Plains to... A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 20:42 UTC on December 6, 2020. Latest National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) reports indicate that close to 470,163 people are affected and 301,284 people are displaced by floods across the country. OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises. The U.S. State Department said it believes reports of Eritrean troops entering the conflict in Ethiopia are credible despite denials from both nations. egypt-sudan relations, sudan-ethiopia relations, nile river, grand ethiopian renaissance dam, floods, gerd, blue nile Sep 11, 2020 CAIRO — Sudan’s Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas said Aug. 27 that the level of the Nile hit a record high of 17.48 meters due to the recent deadly floods. Find help on how to use the site, read terms and conditions, view the FAQs and API documentation. August 8, 2020 | by Ethiopia Observer | (AP) -An official in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region says heavy flooding has displaced some 20,000 people from their homes. The 2020 Geminid meteor shower is expected to peak around December 14 and is likely to put the best light show at around 01:00 UTC, when its radiant point is highest in the sky. Ethiopia: Supporting Flood Victims On Progress Though Inadequate. 23 September, 2020 by FloodList News in Africa, News. ReliefWeb Labs projects explore new and emerging opportunities to improve information delivery to humanitarians. Ethiopia – 30,000 Displaced by Floods 8 August, 2020 by FloodList News in Africa, News The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that more than 30,000 people have been displaced due to floods in Ethiopia since late July, 2020 Flooding has affected Afar, Gambella, Oromia, and SNNP regions since 20 July. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Explosive eruption continues at Sakurajima volcano, with moderate to strong explosions on December 9 and 10 becoming nearly continuous. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This meteor overflew the Mediterranean Sea at 23:40 UTC on December 2, 2020, and was recorded from Spain in the framework of the SMART project. But its proximity to the project -- just 12.5 miles from its border with Ethiopia -- could make its own Roseires Dam vulnerable to flooding, without proper coordination. Flooding displaces 200,000 people in Somali of Ethiopia NBE September 24, 2020 The number of people affected by the recent flooding in Somali Region of Ethiopia … In addition to this, the rains made travel to rural areas within the Dawa zone difficult. Heavy and prolonged kiremt rains led to flooding and landslide incidents in Afar, Oromia, Gambella, SNNP, Somali and Amhara regions in June and September. The situation is particularly bad in the Somali region, where most of the displaced are located. Flooding is seen from the air in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area in South Sudan, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. They caused more than 430 deaths, notably in Kenya and Rwanda. At least 4 people have died in flash floods that struck in the city of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, 24 April 2020. 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Seismic activity increased on Mauna Loa's northwest flank on December 4, 2020, with M4.1 earthquake and clusters of small, shallow earthquakes occurring closely in time and location. On May 4, the flood caused a total collapse of the main bridges between Hudet to Negalle and Mubarak to Filtu. The flooding caused widespread damages to homes and infrastructure, although full damage assessments are yet to be completed. Heavy rainfall in the Democratic Republic of Congo during early December has caused deadly flooding in Mbanza-Ngungu, leaving at least 18 fatalities. At least 10 people lost their lives after a landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit the Gamo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) in southern Ethiopia on May 28, 2020. We advocate for effective and principled humanitarian action by all, for all. ... A geomagnetic sudden impulse -- CME produced by a long-duration C7.4 solar flare on December 7, was observed at DSCOVR satellite at the L1 point at 01:32 UTC on December 10. The bolide was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 147 000 km/h. Wounded flood … August 8, 2020, 5:48 AM • 1 min read ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- An official in Ethiopia ’s northeastern Afar region says heavy flooding has displaced some 20,000 people from their homes. If you value what we do here, please consider subscribing today. In southern Ethiopia, flooding in Dawuro, Goffa, Gurage Hadya, Keffa, Silte and South Omo zones of SNNPR in July and August 2020, as well as … Addis Abeba, September 08/2020 – In 2020, Ethiopia’s humanitarian needs have increased due to the impacts of COVID-19 and other health outbreaks such as cholera, the persisting desert locust invasion (since June 2019) impacting livelihoods and exacerbating food insecurity, and recent conflict and flood-induced displacements in parts of the country. (https://bit.ly/3dkJR2o). We advocate for effective and principled humanitarian action by all, for all. Some 500,000 people were so far affected, including some 300,000 displaced. Flooding has affected well over a … More than 80 localities have been hit in what authorities described as the worst flood the region has ever seen. Floods and landslides are affecting wide swaths of the country since late April. The flooding killed at least 100 people, affecting residential neighbourhoods, damaging homes and disrupting power and water supplies. Curated pages dedicated to humanitarian themes and specific humanitarian crises. (OCHA, 22 May 2020), Overall, at least 151,828 people were affected by recent floods (July and August), including 100,176 people displaced as of mid-August, including 40,731 people displaced in Afar, 20,868 people displaced in Somali, 1,125 people displaced in Oromia (excluding the 141 people displaced by landslide in East Wollega zone), 25,703 people displaced in SNNP and 11,749 people displaced in Gambella. (OCHA, 18 Aug 2020), Heavy summer season (June – September) rains continue to cause flooding in many parts of the country. List of alerts, ongoing and past disasters covered by ReliefWeb. EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 2 km (1.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 80 km (49 miles). The 2020 East Africa floods were a natural disaster in Rwanda, Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti and Tanzania, affecting at least 700,000 people.They began when excessive rains began falling in March, leading to massive flooding and landslides. Posted by Julie Celestial on May 30, 2020 at 14:56 UTC (6 months ago) Categories: Floods, Landslide, Newsflash, Severe weather. The agency is reporting a depth of 74.6 km (46 miles). Andrew Giles says about 50 Australian citizens are believed to be in Ethiopia's Tigray region, where the situation "remains grave". During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. 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(OCHA, 6 May 2020), During the months of April and May 2020, heavy and prolonged belg/gu rains led to flooding and landslide incidents in Somali, Oromia, Afar, SNNP and Dire Dawa. The event took place exactly 3 hours after 2020 XK1 flew past us at 0.05... A total solar eclipse will take place at 16:13 UTC on December 14, 2020, and be visible from the South Pacific, Chile, Argentina, and the South Atlantic. During the months of April and May 2020, heavy and prolonged belg/gu rains led to flooding and landslide incidents in Somali, Oromia, Afar, … Around 83 000 people have been displaced. This is the second M6+... A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Balleny Islands region, Southern Ocean at 22:56 UTC on November 25, 2020. #Ethiopia: close to 470,163 people are affected and 301,284 people are displaced by floods across the country. 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Two of the fatalities occurred when homes collapsed. An official in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region says heavy flooding has displaced some 20,000 people from their homes. Disaster Prevention and Food Security Program Coordination Office in the Afar region has confirmed this week that 32,000 people are displaced in connection with Awash river flooding. Since the beginning of the rainy season, floods and landslides have affected more than 470 000 people across the country. According to state disaster… Remember, it's free and you can unsubscribe at any time! I'm fascinated with skies, stars, and every speck of dust in the universe. On 24 April, flash floods killed four persons and damaged 53 houses (fully) and 212 houses (partially) in Dire Dawa; on 25 April, river overflow damaged social infrastructure and affected livestock in Jinka town, SNNP; and on 25/26 April, flash floods affected 34,507 households and displaced 15,195 households in Erer, Sitti, Nogob and Korahe zones, Somali region. Up to 160 mm (6 inches) of rain fell in just a few hours-- equivalent to two... A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 XG2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.13 LD / 0.00033 AU (49 367 km / 30 675 miles) from the center of our planet at 19:15 UTC on December 7, 2020. You can contact me at julie [ at ] watchers.news. A two-story house was buried under the mud on May 28, causing at least 10 fatalities, authorities confirmed, adding that several other homes in the area were damaged. Local communities in the Dawa zone that spoke to humanitarian partners, stated that they have never experienced such amount of water in the Dawa River. Ethiopia – 144,000 Displaced by Awash River Flooding in Afar Region 23 September, 2020 The government in Ethiopia reports that unprecedented flooding caused by the overflow of the Awash River has displaced more than 144,000 persons in Afar Regional State. At least 10 people lost their lives after a landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit the Gamo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) in southern Ethiopia on May 28, 2020. On May 25, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that seasonal flooding has so far affected 470 163 people, of whom around 301 284 people are displaced in Somali, Oromia, Afar, SNP, Harari, and Dire Dawa. August 9, 2020 Flash food caused extensive damage in the Afar region of Ethiopia. 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