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Pairing satellite data with household surveys to locate high flood risk areas in the Central African Republic
Pairing satellite data with household surveys to locate high flood risk areas in the Central African Republic

September 9, 2020

Pairing satellite data with household surveys to locate high flood risk areas in the Central African Republic

In late 2019, a destructive flood event that occurred in the months of October and November in the Central African Republic (CAR) occasioned the displacement of over 100,000 individuals and causing considerable damage. Through remote-sensing, REACH conducted a flood susceptibility analysis to classify areas within CAR that are more likely to flood, in an effort to inform enhanced preparedness.

Somalia: Rapid needs assessment conducted to help inform response to flood-affected communities in Middle Shabelle
Somalia: Rapid needs assessment conducted to help inform response to flood-affected communities in Middle Shabelle

January 6, 2016

Somalia: Rapid needs assessment conducted to help inform response to flood-affected communities in Middle Shabelle

In October 2015, the Middle Shabelle area of Somalia was severely affected by flooding caused by the Deyr seasonal rains. An estimated 4,899 households were reportedly affected by river floods and approximately 5,406 households by flash floods. This not only adversely affected livelihoods but also brought about displacement to nearby communities. In terms of livelihood, […]