A flood in Beledweyne has flooded 75% of the city.

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Baledweyne (KAAB TV)– The Shabelle River flood levels have flooded almost 75% of the city of Beledweyne.

The people of Somalia are suffering from harsh weather; when dumping water, they have hit many people and demolished the most severe drought in Somalia’s history.

Mohamed Sheikh Umar, a resident of Baladweyne City’s Koshin neighbourhood, stated, “People are in a grave condition. Almost the entire city is submerged, and the majority of the population has been relocated and is now living in camps with no access to clean drinking water, shelter, food, or medical care. We are highly safe from waterborne infections and malaria because people are confined and extremely poor.”

The floods have touched the majority of the city, but the slums, where the destitute and displaced live, have been particularly hard hit. More than 100,000 displaced individuals live in Beledweyne after fleeing drought and conflict. Their camps were particularly impacted, with floodwaters removing bathrooms. The tent-covered bags have been worn out by the extreme heat and drought of recent years, and they can no longer resist the difficulties of the sprawling city.

Bundaweyne and Howlwadaag neighbourhoods were extensively displaced last night and this morning after the river broke through the branches of Doonsubagle and Farah Geri.

The two neighbourhoods that have been displaced The floods last night and this morning were among those with the best prospects in recent days, and it is worth mentioning that the majority of those two neighbourhoods are still inhabited.

Somalia faced a dire situation last year due to floods caused by El Nino which resulted in heavy rains. The floods claimed more than 100 lives and left 1.4 million homeless. Experts have pointed out that climate change is the main reason behind the frequent droughts and floods in Somalia in recent years.

It has been six months since the worst flood ever hit the city of Baledweyne at the end of last year 2023, and it is worth noting that this flood has come again, while the people of Baledweyne have not yet recovered from the suffering of the previous flood.

Somalia faced a dire situation last year due to floods caused by El Nino which resulted in heavy rains. The floods claimed more than 100 lives and left 1.4 million homeless. Experts have pointed out that climate change is the main reason behind the frequent droughts and floods in Somalia in recent years.

It has been six months since the worst flood ever hit the city of Baledweyne at the end of last year 2023, and it is worth noting that this flood has come again, while the people of Baledweyne have not yet recovered from the suffering of the previous flood.

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