Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-The Cabinet Ministers of Somalia discussed emergency response and rescue efforts on Thursday following torrential rains and riverine floods that killed 96 people and affected more than 2 million others.

During the weekly ministerial meeting chaired by Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre, the cabinet also addressed the country’s security situation and the government’s intensified operations against Al-Shabaab.

The Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA) presented a report to the ministers, detailing the extent of flood damages in the country.

The report revealed that at least 2 million people were affected by the rains and flooding, with 96 confirmed deaths.

The Prime Minister emphasized the government’s commitment to assisting those affected by the floods and urged aid agencies and the Somali community to contribute to relief efforts. He shared findings from his recent trip to Gedo region to assess the humanitarian situation in Dollw district.

The cabinet ministers also received reports on the general security of the country, with a focus on the fight against Al-Shabaab, presented by the Ministries of Security and Defense.

Heavy rains and riverine flooding in major parts of the country have disrupted essential services, including healthcare, education, and the supply of food items since October.

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