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Somalia: Rain and Windstorms - May 2022

Disaster types
Severe Local Storm

On 12 May 2022, the local government of Galkacyo hosted an inter-agency coordination meeting where they requested assistance from humanitarian partners to address the immediate and urgent humanitarian needs assessed in 18 out of 20 makeshift camps located in the periphery of the city. This is following sudden heavy rains and windstorms which struck North Galkacyo on 10 May, impacting the city of Galkayo and its surrounding areas, which host the camps. The most affected people by this disaster are approximately 4,416 internally displaced people (736 HH) living in 18 of the 20 recorded camps. These 18 camps around Galkayo are home to approximately 40,254 internally displaced persons (IDP) or 6,709 households. (IFRC, 21 May 2022)