East and Horn of Africa: Flood Snapshot (January - June 2023)
Since early 2023, the East and Horn of Africa has been affected by high levels of rainfall accumulation resulting in flash and riverine flooding and wet mass movements affecting millions of people the region, devastating agricultural land, and destroying water, sanitation, health, and transportation infrastructure. As of June, these weather events have displaced 1.4 million people in addition to the 2.7 million people displaced by the five consecutive seasons of drought in the Horn of Africa, amounting to an unprecedented degree of disaster displacement in the region. Due to the effects of climate change, such weather events are becoming more frequent and more severe. Additionally, the region continues to be affected by widespread violence as well as protracted instability and insecurity, contributing to complex humanitarian crises. Given this context, this flood snapshot provides an overview of the impact of recent flooding in the region, including the extent of its geographic coverage, affected, displaced and dead persons, as well as related damage to key infrastructure and livelihood resources. This snapshot was built through a desk review of humanitarian and specialized sources, IOM DTM and media review.