Severe flooding in Somalia has led to the deaths of 50 people and driven nearly 700,000 from their homes. The heavy rains expected on Tuesday will only make things worse. The Horn of Africa has been experiencing torrential rains and floods due to the El Niño weather phenomenon, causing widespread displacement and claiming dozens of lives, especially in Somalia.
The director of Somalia’s disaster management agency reported that 50 people were killed in the disaster and 687,235 people were forced to flee their homes. New flooding is expected due to the rain expected between Tuesday and Thursday. The United Nations Emergency Relief Agency (OCHA) stated that the number of people displaced by heavy rains and flooding in Somalia had nearly doubled in a week, with a total of 1.7 million people affected by the disaster.
Additionally, roads, bridges, and runways have been damaged in several areas, affecting the transportation of people and relief supplies. The situation in Somalia is dire, with the heavy rains and flooding causing widespread devastation and displacement. The government and international organizations are working to address the crisis and provide aid to those affected.