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Cote d'Ivoire: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2020

Côte d'Ivoire
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Heavy rain has been affecting southern Côte d'Ivoire (particularly the area of the capital Abidjan) over the past 48 hours, triggering floods and landslides and leading to casualties and damage. Media report, as of 17 June, one fatality, several injured people, and a number of damaged buildings across the capital. (ECHO 17 Jun 2020)

Flash floods triggered by torrential rain occurred on 25 June in Abidjan Department (eastern coast of Cote D’Ivoire) leading to fatalities and damage. Media report at least 7 fatalities due to flash floods events. Major road infrastructure in Abidjan has been flooded and damaged, and several residents have been displaced. Moderate to heavy rain is forecast over central-eastern areas of the country on 29-30 June. (ECHO, 29 Jun 2020)

As of 6 July, at least 1,229 households with 8,256 people are affected by the disaster, losing their basic necessities, food, and household items. There are also at least 41 homes and 01 school destroyed, 32 persons injured, and an overall 16 deaths registered to date. At least 260 households (1,560 people) are also homeless and relocated to host families or temporary sites. (IFRC, 6 Jul 2020)

Due to recent rainfall, moisture deficits conditions improved in the southernmost part of the region over Mano River’s and Gulf of Guinea’s regions. Liberia and most of Cote d’Ivoire have received average to above-average rainfall since the beginning of September. (WFP, 10 Oct 2020)