The Republic of Djibouti surprised by the waters. The small strategic nation of East Africa wakes up in recent days feet in the water as a result of unusually heavy rains at this time of the year. According to the latest reports, 10 people died, including a family of six (father, mother and four children).
According to data provided by the government and the United Nations, the equivalent of two years of rain fell for Wednesday alone. The joint statement issued on Thursday also said that nearly 250,000 people have been affected in recent days in the Red Sea country, which houses military bases for the United States, China and other countries.
To cope with the situation, the government had to launch its ORSEC (Civil Security Response Organization) plan, which allows for a quick and efficient implementation of all necessary means to rescue the affected populations living in the capital and in the interior regions, including a military deployment. The World Health Organization (WHO) has distributed medicines and mosquito nets to prevent an outbreak of malaria and other diseases linked to water stagnation.
With its position near the Red Sea, Djibouti is considered particularly vulnerable to climate change, especially as sea levels rise.
In addition to Djibouti, many countries in East Africa have suffered the fury of the waters. At least 52 people died in floods in Kenya. In neighboring Tanzania, at least 10 people drowned in the night from Friday to Saturday, washed away by a flooded river in the far west of the country. The rains have also displaced tens of thousands of people in Somalia, flooded entire cities in South Sudan, and have killed several people in Ethiopia since early October