In Kenya at least 100,000 people have been affected, with 29 deaths reported so far, and many thousands of people displaced. The rains have driven flash floods, mudslides and landslides in various counties, with Wajir county amongst the hardest-hit. Floods have damaged infrastructure, including roads and bridges, and access to food, education and healthcare has been hampered. The heavy rains follow a period of prolonged drought which saw the number of severely food insecure people in Kenya rise to 3.1 million
Ethiopia has witnessed repeated episodes of flooding in its Afar, Oromia, SNNP and Somali regions. Reportedly, some 202,202 people have been displaced across the country, the majority in Somali region.
In Somalia, heavy rains continue to be recorded over south-eastern Ethiopia and southern parts of Somalia. The Juba and Shabelle rivers in Somalia have shown a 200% increase in normal flow in the past two weeks, which significantly increases the risk of flooding along the rivers. The UN reports that at least 182,000 people have been displaced. Three people, including two children under the age of 10, were reported to have drowned.