Unusual rain is currently falling in certain parts of the Somali region.Localities that have received medium amount of rain include:
Although the last Dyer rains were good in certain areas of the Somali region, there were areas with critical water shortages. Water tankering operations have been ongoing in certain areas during the last four months. Some of these areas include Aisha, Galadi, Warder, Harshin, and Guredamole. There are other areas such as Sagag, Garbo, Hamero, Duhun, Fik, Mayomuluko and Salahad, Gunegedo, Degehmedow, Afdem, Shinille districts of Shinille zone, Gure baqaqsa of Afder zone where water trucking operations have been ongoing between January and February 2010 through the DPPB, ACPA and OWDA.
Availability of pasture has diminished because of the dry (Jilal) season and over grazing in areas that received good Dyer rains. Areas with critical shortage of pasture include Shinille, Fik, Afder, Warder, Degehbour, Liban Zones and part of Gode.
In terms of the regional emergency responses The regional DPPB indicated that some Some 694,400 persons located in 44 Weredas of Afder, Degehbour, Fik, Gode, Jijiga, Korahe, Liban, Shinille and Warder Zones need urgent water delivery through tankering operations for a period of two months until the next Gu rains fall.
In order to conduct a water tanking emergency the regional DPPB estimated that 107 tankers are needed and most of these tankers will be made available by the region even though there will a gap of 57 tankers and requested the Aid agencies to try to fill this gap.
In line with the water trucking there is many other emergency interventions like WASH Intervention, Agriculture/Livestock Emergency Intervention, Food and Non – Food Items and Health/Nutrition Expected to be