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OCHA: Floods displacing thousands of Somalis

MOGADISHU (SD) -At least four people have died, and more than 278,000 have been affected by flash floods caused by heavy rains since the start of the Deyr season, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The UN agency’s latest report on the flood situation states that 43,840 people have been displaced from their homes, with the Hirshabelle regional government providing shelter to those affected.

The report further highlights that many people are still at risk if the rains continue, as a significant number of affected areas are located in low-lying regions.

As per OCHA, at least three people are currently missing in Baidoa and Galmudug, and another 150 people are reported injured in the Luq district of Jubaland due to severe flooding that began on October 22nd.

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