Homes submerged under water and 100,000 children displaced in Somalia floods.
More than 200,000 people, half of them children, have fled their homes following massive floods that have left most of a town in central Somalia under water
More than 85 percent of Beledweyne, home to an estimated 400,000 residents, has been inundated by floods, according to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Abdi Adan Isack, 37, was forced to flee the camp that he has been living in for the past five years to a new one on the outskirts of the city. His home has been destroyed.
“This is a new hardship coming to us. There is no place to return. My house was destroyed by the floods. We don’t have healthcare. My five-year-old son was sick for two days and now he is becoming weak,” Abdi said. “If we don’t get assistance of food and healthcare, this will turn into a famine.”
Muslim Aid is on ground distributing
emergency food packages which consist of
rice, sugar, flour, cooking oil and plastic shelter.