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Somalia: PM assess the humanitarian situation in Gedo

DOOLOW (SD) -Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hamza Abdi Barre, arrived today in the district of Doolow in the Gedo region.

The Prime Minister and his delegation were welcomed at Doolow Airport by the first deputy president of Jubbaland State, Mohamed Sayid Aadan, officials from the regional government, and various community representatives in Doolow.

The Prime Minister’s visit is part of an ongoing effort to assess the humanitarian situation resulting from the extensive flooding caused by heavy rains in parts of Gedo, especially in the Doolow district. Reports indicate that the rise of floodwaters have significantly affected the area, impacting communities and their livelihoods.

The Gedo region is among the areas most severely affected by the consequences of El Niño, with widespread flooding and displacement reported. The government of Somalia is actively engaged in addressing the challenges posed by natural disasters, and efforts are being made to assist affected communities. The situation in other districts of Gedo, such as Baardheere and Garbahaarey, is also being closely monitored.

The Somali government is currently undertaking significant efforts to address the humanitarian challenges posed by disasters, particularly through the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SODMA). This visit by the Prime Minister to Doolow underscores the government’s commitment to responding to the urgent needs of affected populations in various regions of the country, especially in the face of severe conditions caused by natural disasters like floods. Additionally, Somalia continues to face security challenges, particularly from the militant group Al-Shabaab.

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