East Africa is currently dealing with a devastating flash flood and landslide crisis. The flooding and landslides have been caused by heavy rains in the region, which have caused rivers to burst their banks and triggered mudslides.
At least 54 people have been killed and more than 200,000 people have been displaced due to the flooding and landslides. The affected areas include Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Tanzania, Ethiopia and South Sudan.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned that the flooding and landslides could further worsen if the rains continue. The East African countries are now appealing for international assistance to help them cope with the crisis.
Emergency response teams are currently on the ground helping to provide food, shelter and medical assistance to those affected by the flooding and landslides. In addition, efforts are being made to assess the damage and to help people rebuild their homes and livelihoods.
The situation is expected to worsen in the coming days as more rains are predicted and more flooding is likely to occur.