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Somalia: OCHA Flash Update #4 | Tropical Cyclone Sagar | 14 June 2018

Situation Overview

Cyclone Sagar, which made landfall along the coastal areas of Somaliland and Puntland on 19 May, left in its path a trail of destruction, with thousands of people still counting their losses. The tropical cyclone was one of the strongest storms to ever hit Somalia, leaving a volume of rainfall which usually isn’t reached within one year, according to the FAO-Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM). The subsequent floods and strong winds exacted a heavy toll on infrastructure and farmland, leaving many people dead and thousands of others displaced. Basic infrastructure, including water sources and communication equipment, collapsed in many areas. The majority of affected people were still recovering from the impact of the effects of the prolonged and severe drought.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
14 Jun 2018
Document type: 
Other Response Plans (FLASH)