Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 06-11-2019
At least 270,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance after heavy rains in Somalia caused flooding in many parts of the central and southern regions of the country in October.
The worst affected areas include Beledweyne district where a number of People and livestock have died.
The main Beledweyne hospital is also not functional due to the floods.
Doctors Without Borders Gautam Chatterjee say they have sent a team to assess the situation.
“First things that are needed are drinking water, toilets and latrines. “We also see that people need food, shelter and urgent medical attention. We see medical conditions like diarrhoea, vector-borne diseases, respiratory tract infections and we are concerned about the possibility of an increase of malnutrition among children”.
Meanwhile, in South Sudan thousands of people remain stranded in inaccessible areas, threatening to worsen the already existing humanitarian crisis following severe flooding the east and northeast regions.