Floods kill 50 people and force about 700,000 people to flee in Somalia

2023-11-22 2023-11-22T16:33:12Z
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Weather of Arabia - Disastrous floods in Somalia resulted in the death of 50 people, and forced about 700,000 people to leave their homes, according to a government official announcement.

The Horn of Africa region has witnessed heavy rains and flash floods in recent weeks, and this is linked to the El Niño climate phenomenon , which has led to the death of many people and the forced displacement of many, especially in Somalia, where heavy rains have destroyed bridges and flooded residential areas.

 

Floods kill 50 people and force about 700,000 people to flee in Somalia

“50 people died in this disaster, while 68,7235 people were forced to flee their homes,” Mohamud Maalim Abdullahi, head of the Somali National Disaster Management Authority, confirmed in a press conference on Monday.

He pointed out the warning that "the rains expected between November 21 and 24 may cause more floods, which may lead to the loss of more lives and material losses."

 

In another context, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Saturday that the number of displaced people in Somalia due to heavy rains and floods had approximately doubled within one week. The report indicated that about 1.7 million people were affected by this disaster.

Agence France-Presse quoted the office as saying, “Roads, bridges, and airport runways in multiple regions were affected, affecting the movement of people and supplies, and leading to an increase in the prices of basic commodities.”

On the other hand, the British non-governmental organization Save the Children announced on Thursday that more than 100 people, including 16 children, lost their lives, and more than 700,000 people were displaced in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia as a result of flash floods.

 

 

The Horn of Africa is among the regions most vulnerable to climate fluctuations, as it frequently witnesses severe environmental phenomena.

Currently, the region is emerging from the worst drought it has seen in the past 40 years, after a period of wet seasons that caused many challenges, including resource shortages and loss of crops and livestock.

Humanitarian organizations have warned of the deteriorating situation and called for urgent global intervention to address the negative impact of these difficult environmental conditions. The El Niño phenomenon is expected to continue until at least April, further complicating the situation and calling for immediate action to mitigate its negative impacts on the population and natural resources in the region.

 

Read also: Warning that global temperatures will rise by about 3 degrees

 


Source: skynewsarabia

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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