Nearly 700,000 people have been displaced and 50 people have lost their lives due to severe flooding in Somalia, according to a government official. The situation is expected to worsen with heavy rains forecasted for Tuesday. The flooding is part of the Horn of Africa’s experience with torrential rains and floods linked to the El Niño weather phenomenon, resulting in numerous deaths and widespread displacement, particularly in Somalia.
The director of Somalia’s disaster management agency reported at a press conference that 50 people had been killed and 687,235 people had been forced to leave their homes due to the disaster. The threat of new flooding looms as more rain is expected between Tuesday and Thursday. The United Nations Emergency Relief Agency (OCHA) also reported that the number of people displaced by heavy rains and flooding in Somalia had nearly doubled within a week, affecting a total of 1.7 million people. Furthermore, the disaster has damaged roads, bridges, and runways in several areas, impacting the transportation of people and relief supplies.
It is important for individuals and organizations to take action to assist those affected by this disaster. Donations can be made through reputable charities such as Oxfam or the Red Cross. Additionally, volunteers are needed on the ground to provide aid such as food, water, and shelter to those affected by the floods. As an international community we must come together to support those in need during this time of crisis.