Emergency Floods Response Somalia

Devastating floods stirred by the outburst of the Shabelle River has displaced approximately 700 families and two children killed in Boodaale near Bal’ad, Middle Shabelle region, Somalia. Other villages, including Xawaadleey, were also affected, with 2,000 families displaced and 400 hectares of crops damaged or destroyed, causing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the area.

The flooding steadily started in early August 2021 but during September spread to dozens of villages mainly inhabited by predominantly farmhands Somali Bantu regarded politically as one of the most marginalized in the country. The disaster affected particularly women, children and the elderly.

The main challenge facing the community is a lack of food and shelter. The river flood victims are predominantly labourers (small scale farmers) whose farmlands were destroyed, and the crops were washed away by the severe flooding of the Shabelle river.

The project will provide food and shelters for 700 female-headed families. Each family consists of between 5-10 members of inferior elements of the communities.

Before the current river flood disaster, these people’s lives mainly depended on farming and rearing chickens. Most of the victims are women, children and older people.

Victims deserve special attention and care in relief, emergency, and recovery programs.

The project’s long-term effects will be to save now the lives of these people who are in danger due to lack of shelter and food to resume everyday life shortly when the river water subsides. In addition to the need for food and shelter.

Our team is on the ground responding to the needs of local communities in the town. Thanks to your generous donations, we have been able to deliver life-saving assistance to some of the most vulnerable victims and doing our best to respond to the crisis. However, Still, it’s way above our capacity.

We need your urgent support to help us reach more people, save more lives, and reduce the scale and severity of the problem to the affected population.

Our current priorities are providing food, temporary shelter, blankets, mosquito nets, and medical supplies, among other immediate needs to 700 families affected by the flooding in Boodaale, which has been severely hit.

 

Just £70 can provide an Emergency Pack. Please donate today and help us ease the plight of those suffering this dreadful nightmare.

Besides the emergency assistance, they will need a recovery program to help them start farming once again to restore complete normalcy.

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