OCHA says floods displaced 1M people, 110 died in Somalia

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Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau

UNITED NATIONS, 5th Dec. UN humanitarian and coordination office in New York on Monday reported flooding in Somalia has displaced over 1 million people and killed 110.

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.

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