In November 2023, there has been a significant increase in the intensity of the 2023 ‘deyr’ seasonal rains, resulting in flash floods throughout Somalia, specifically in Puntland, Galmudug, Southwest, Hirshabelle, and Jubaland states. The Global climate models have confirmed the presence of El Nino conditions and a positive Indian Ocean Dipole, which are anticipated to cause increased rainfall and floods in most regions of the country. As a result of the heavy rains that came after years of drought and failed rainy seasons, thousands of people have been displaced from their homes, and 25 people have died across 17 districts across Somalia, resulting in a severe humanitarian crisis in the country.


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