In Somalia, floods, there are victims

May 14, 2013. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the floods in Somalia have caused the deaths of seven children. Thousands of people were left homeless.

The biggest damage is done settlements in the southern and central regions of the country. Worse things are in the cities of Baidoa, Dzhovhar, Miido in southern Somalia, reports Press TV.

Experts warn about the danger of cholera, diarrhea and malaria in people who come in contact with standing water in the areas most affected by the floods. UN hopes to develop a long term strategy that will allow residents to Somalia in the future to become better prepared for floods, droughts and other natural phenomena.

As a result of the May floods affected crop yields. This has left local farmers without a livelihood. UN collect humanitarian aid for people in Somalia.

Source: News Gismeteo

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