News of floods in Ethiopia affecting 16,000 people in the north of the country has been reported by the United Nations. Crops have been destroyed, roads submerged and bridges have collapsed.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs gave out a warning in August that as many as 300,000 people could be affected in September if torrential rain were to continue.

The Sudan Tribune reported on 1 September that the Afar region had been badly hit and about 25,000 people displaced and that flooding in the Amhara region also in the north had displaced 8,000 and killed 19.

Early warnings in August by Ethiopia

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