GG News Bureau
OCHA said rising waters caused by torrential downpours have affected more than 2.4 million in the east African nation, while UN aid teams are increasingly concerned about the spread of waterborne diseases.
Suspected cases of cholera have been reported and humanitarians have highlighted how much of a threat this poses to communities with only limited healthcare support, OCHA stated.
UN and partner humanitarian organizations, authorities and locals have assisted at least 820,000 people in need, with at least 37 boats deployed to deliver supplies or evacuate trapped people.
It said that 2023 Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia requires $2.6 billion to help 7.6 million of Somalia’s most vulnerable people is only 42 per cent funded.