MOGADISHU, Somalia – The European Commission is providing an additional €3 million in emergency aid after heavy flooding put the lives of many vulnerable people at risk in Somalia.
The EU says funding would be provided through humanitarian organizations in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan.
It also after devastating floods left thousands of people homeless in Baladweyne town, some 330km away from the capital, Mogadishu.
The EU’s Commissioner for Humanitarian aid, Christos Stylianides says it shared its solidarity with the people of Somalia.
Stylianides says its emergency aid would help deliver essential supplies to save lives.
“The funding will provide emergency shelter for displaced people, food and logistics support”, Stylianides added.
Baladweyne, one of the worst-affected areas, while UN OCHA says an estimated over 100,000 people were affected, including internally displaced people.