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Somali Govt allocates million Dollars to Qardho Flood victims

Mogadishu (SD) – The government of Somalia budgeted 1 million in assisting Puntland’s Qardho victims following President Farmajo’s speech on Wednesday, where he asked the government agencies and the international community to respond to the flood victims in Qardho.

At least 10 people have died and nearly 20 injured while some others are still missing after floods wreaked havoc on the town Qardho, as the death toll may increase.

The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, Hassan Ali Kheyre, has appointed a Cabinet committee and ordered the committee to respond to the flood victims immediately.

More than eight hundred residents have been displaced and their homes were destroyed, while parked cars were swept away by the floods leaving the Telecommunication and electricity power cut.

According to UN OCHA and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), around 81 000 people were displaced and about 55 000 were affected across South West; more than 2 000 displaced and 300 affected in Jubaland; roughly 4 500 impacted in Puntland, and more than 700 across Banadir region.

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