The Prime Minister of Somalia, Hamza Abdi Barre, led a delegation to Dolow district in the Gedo region on Monday to assess the humanitarian situation after riverine floods affected thousands of people.

The Prime Minister met with the Deputy President of Jubaland, Mohamud Sayid Aden, other government officials, and community members, including those affected in the region.

Bardhere, Luq, and Bur-dhubo towns in the Gedo region were heavily affected by the floods, and key infrastructures, mainly bridges, collapsed due to this catastrophe.

The Prime Minister affirmed the government’s commitment to providing humanitarian support and taking measures to assist the affected people.

“The government of Somalia, both at the Federal and State levels, is steadfast in providing services to the affected people and easing movements between the towns. We have deployed boats to the areas where floods have affected movements, and we will also provide food items,” said the prime minister.

He urged residents to remain vigilant and take serious precautionary actions, as the situation may worsen.

“Apart from these problems, there are also diseases that may arise as a result of the floods, such as diarrhea and malaria.”

Prime Minister Hamza called on international partners and well-wishers to extend support to the people affected by the floods across Somalia.

“The floods have affected all regions in Somalia. I am urging all well-wishers, including our international donors and Somali businesspeople, to provide support to the millions of Somali people affected by the floods, some of whom were displaced,” he added.

Last week, the Federal Government of Somalia declared a ‘National Emergency Situation’ due to the heavy impacts of the rains on the people.

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