After devastating droughts earlier in the year due to poor rains, parts of Somalia are now being hit by severe floods, further aggravating the already fragile food security situation in the country. Reports of floods in different areas along Juba and Shabelle rivers are coming from the grassroots communities and authorities, government of Somalia, OIC coalition members. UN Organizations also sent out alerts of the possibility of worsening situation
In Beledweyne town, Heavy rains in the past weeks caused flash floods in both sides of the river and another large scale flooding happening now led to massive displacement estimated more than 52000 families. Meanwhile, several villages under Beledweyne town have been surrounded by the floods with all routs being cut off. As rainfall progressed casualties and devastation increased with many more areas affected.
Currently, immediate action is required as all indicators point to precarious conditions that might turn to disastrous if not responded as early as possible. Therefore, government of Somali are willing to pay ½ million to rescue flood affected people.
To get enough and deeply information about Baladwayne situation, ARAHA Mogadihso team should visit there, in order to make full assessment to know if it’s available items we are going to provide affected people such as shelter items and foods.
In order to take responsive action to this extraordinary floods occurred in baladwayen town, ARAHA team at Mogadishu office suggest to take immediate action about this floods. The needs victims of the floods are so many but ARAHA Mogadishu office sees that there are needy items as urgently which are food such as Oil, Rice, flour and sugar and nonfood items such as mosquito net, plastic mats, plastic cover, small lights so on.