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Rapid need Assessment Report on Floods in Baidoa, Bay region


This rapid need assessment have been triggered by the heavy downpour of rains in Baidoa District on Thursday night dated 2nd November 2017. Preliminary information received from the IDPs clusters indicated that there were mass destructions of shelters, latrines, loss of lives, social amenities and displacements of IDPs due to floods. With the onset of G’u rains, its anticipated that more rains shall fall in the coming months with little resources on ground to respond the needs of the IDPs.

Key findings: 

Floods have affected all the basic services that existed in the IDP settlements. This include, WASH, Education, livelihood and Health and Nutrition. In WASH, infrastructures such as water kiosks, communal latrines, HHs latrines have been demolished and filled with water leaving affected HHs to practice open defeacation. Mobile health team can not access some of the IDPs settlements due to flood. Since the transport pathways are stopped from the settlement to the main town, IDPs HH can not access their livelihood strategies. The team visited both ADC IDP clusters and Hanano of north Baidoa where there are huge needs of not only shelter and NFI’s but other basic services. IDPs are were morally happy with rains but equally sad in terms of protection against rains. Their immediate appeal have been on provision of emergency plastic sheets and NFI’s, and livelihood support.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
03 Nov 2017
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Participating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Norwegian Refugee Council
World Vision International
Save The Children
Danish Refugee Council
International Organization for Migration
Somali Youth for Peace and Development