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Save the Children warns Impacts of Floods in Somalia

Mogadishu (SD) – Save the Children warns devastating impacts for children in Somalia amid the deadly COVID 19 which is rapidly spreading in the country.

On April 28th, heavy rains in Qardho town and surrounding areas caused flash floods killing people, including children and elderly people while others are still missing.

The floods have also destroyed assets, food stores, markets, telecommunications and other public services facilities.

The seasonal rains continue to intensify for the last two weeks across Somalia, there has been a significant increase in rainfall in most parts of the country. Many areas observed more than three days of consecutive heavy rains, causing flash flooding along Juba and Shabelle rivers in Bay and Bakool regions.

The agency is worried about malnutrition, diseases outbreaks and loss of lives during the floods if humanitarian assistance is provided in a timely manner, ensuring the safety of affected families.

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