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Dozens dead and thousands trapped in Somalia’s ‘worst floods in decades’

Somalis are struggling to cope with never-before-seen flooding that has killed dozens of people and forced hundreds of thousands to abandon their homes, in the wake of extreme rainfall that has engulfed much of East Africa. Following days of heavy torrents, at least 29 people have been killed and more than 300,000 have fled their homes for safety, Somalia’s National Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA) said on Wednesday, calling the phenomenon the most severe in “decades”. “What is going on today is the worst for decades,” said Hassan Isse, managing director of SoDMA The extreme rain presents a new challenge for the Horn of Africa country, which is still reeling from a record drought that crippled its agriculture and killed as many as 43,000 people last year. Now, Somali authorities are searching for thousands that may be stranded by the floodwater. At least 2,400 people have been cut off in Luuq town alone after the Jubba River burst its banks, the United Nations has warned https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2023/11/8/dozens-dead-and-thousands-trapped-in-somalias-worst-floods-in-decades

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  • Grace Njeri

    21 w

    Disheartening,our prayers and thoughts are with the families affected whereas this should not be a repetitive catastrophe in the future.

    • CHRIS NGATIA

      31 w

      This is heartbreaking 💔

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      • Grace Njeri

        32 w

        There's urgent need for the government to steadily work tirelessly to solve the experienced menaces for a better tomorrow.

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        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

          32 w

          Somalia is grappling with an unprecedented flood crisis, described by the National Disaster Management Agency as the most severe in decades. The aftermath of intense rainfall has claimed at least 29 lives, displacing over 300,000 people who have fled their homes for safety. This catastrophe adds to the challenges faced by the Horn of Africa nation, still recovering from a record drought that caused agricultural devastation and claimed thousands of lives last year. As authorities search for stranded individuals and address the humanitarian crisis, the situation underscores the urgent need for global climate resilience efforts to mitigate the escalating impact of extreme weather events on vulnerable regions.

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          • Tabitha Kimani

            32 w

            Devastating situation in Somalia and unfortunately, this is going to be more frequent globally as the world grapples with climate change impacts.

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            • Jane Wangui

              32 w

              @tabitha_kimani Condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones.It is a tragedy that needs to be addressed.

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            • Gorffly mokua

              32 w

              The government failed to adequately prepare for this rainy season!!

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              • Princess

                32 w

                This is truly disheartening. My thoughts go out to those affected by this tragic situation.

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                • rosebellendiritu

                  32 w

                  Much caution is required now that the world met has announced that the rainfall may continue until April 2024

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                  • Abraham Jok Atem

                    32 w

                    Somalia is responsible for the death of her citizens because it has failed to initiate effective measures of controlling natural disasters

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