The flooding has been enhanced by El Nino in the Pacific Ocean and the Indian ocean electromagnetic dipole.
The death toll has reached 29, and over 300 thousand people have been displaced from their homes in Somalia. Areas across northern Kenya have also been severely affected. These rains have had a devastating effect on camps accommodating people already displaced due to an Islamism insurgency and the most severe drought witnessed in the last 40 years.
Many of these individuals are forced to relocate for the second time as their temporary shelters are inundated. The crisis threatens to displace a significant number of people and destroy up to 1.5 million hectares or 3.70 million acres of farmland.