Press Release: Severe floods in parts of Somalia

Press Release 

Severe floods in parts of Somalia

Just recovered from the drought of 2017, today,  it is the most severe floods in parts of Somalia

Due to  the heavy rain of in this week and increased the level of the Juba and Shabele rivers  were the variuous of somalia region (Hirshabele, Galmudug, jubaland, Banadir and South West) flooded. Those regions are in crisis and  hundreds of vulnerable people has been effected and displaced. At least 427,000 people have been affected said the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Friday. Nearly 175,000  of the effected people are displacing. Beledweyn  the capital of Hiiran region is the most effected city in the central somalia.

People are desperate and  in need. There no sufficient food, safe drinking water, hygiene and sanitation facilities, emergency education and  temporary shelter. The emergency situation is further compounded for flood affected people with vulnerabilities. There is a pressing necessity to provide immediate assistance to minimize loss of life and to ensure that the needs of the most vulnerable are covered.

There is threat  now of cholera and other diseases due to lack of clean water in many areas. Outbreaks of diarrhea and some cases of measles are striking down people, mainly children, elders, disable and pragnant women are already weakened by hunger. 

Somali president  Mohamed abdulahi Farmaajo has cancalled Sunday 25th of April his planned trip to Burundi and called a meeting with National Disaster Response Committee to act on this emergency situtation of the parts of somalia.

The emergency response is currently being coordinated by UNOCHA working together with authorities from affected regions (Jubaland, Galmudug, South West State and Banadir). To ensure that the humanitarian response is well coordinated and complementary,  Diaspora Groups in different parts of the world are organizing themself and trying to be part of the emergency response.

HIRDA is Somali diaspora organisation and has been working in Somalia since 1998 to support the vulnerable groups, children and women with support of Diaspora groups and  its partners.

HIRDA  Calls for mobilization of everyone and anyone who believes in working together towards a better world. Actions, donations, prayers, every little that can be done is welcomed, because even little things can go a long way.

HIRDA – Himilo relief and development Association. For donations and information please contact us at 027163831, or click here!

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