Technical Report on the Ongoing Flood Impact in the IGAD Region

April 26, 2024

The IGAD region is grappling with an unprecedented challenge of a climate emergency within the member states. The region, vulnerable to extreme events including floods, has again been tested by the ongoing rains. Heavy rainfall that has been recorded in the past few days, has caused widespread flooding in the region including Kenya and neighboring countries like Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania and Burundi. The extent of the impacts of these floods shows the gaps in preparedness and early action despite early warning information being availed on time.

The devastating floods have killed at least 193 people, including children, across the Horn of Africa in recent weeks, with more than 700,000 people displaced according to the Relief Web and rains showing no signs of slowing down according to the forecast issued by ICPAC.

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