Somalia Floods update - May 2018

Somalia Floods update - May 2018
May 2018
  • In the 21st Century, Somalia has experienced drought and floods during 17 out of 18 years. “Normal rains” are no longer the norm. Somalia’s damaged and degrading infrastructure (since civil war in early 1990s) is compounding the situation.
  • Well-functioning and managed water infrastructure would have significantly reduced the impacts of both the recent 2016/17 drought and ongoing flood emergency, in human and financial terms. This requires concerted, small and large-scale investments.
  • FAO calls on partners to scale up investment in the water infrastructure and management systems that Somalia needs to build back better from the drought and ongoing flood emergency.