Flooded Somaliland receives help from federal Somali government
Somali government handed over to Somaliland administration over one million dollar to provide help with a clean water and sanitation for the residents of Awdal and sanaag regions after an entire year’s worth of rain fell in just one day.
Tropical storm Sagar drenched the country with 300 mm of rain per hour and pounded the coastline with winds reaching up to 120km/h. At least 25 people died and close to 700,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance.
“The storm affected already vulnerable populations displaced by drought and insecurity,” said Rachel Logel Carmichael from Save the Children, which, as a member of the Humanitarian Coalition, is responding thanks to funding from the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund. “These funds allow us to respond quickly to the needs of these crisis-affected people and ensure we can provide life-saving aid immediately.”
However Somali state of Puntland has voiced concern that the money may be used for military campaign against the disputed regions of sool and sanaag by the administration of Somaliland who is at war with the state of puntland