Somali Telecom makes donation after devastating floods
Somalia’s largest Telecom company (Hormuud) has donated US$200,000 to assist flooed-hit victims in Baladweyne town of Hiran region.
In a statement, Hormuud sends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims who have lost their loved ones, homes, and livelihoods in Beledweyne, Bardaale, and Gedo.
“Our donation is to respond to this emergency”, said, Hormuud Telecom.
Baladweyne, one of the worst-affected areas, while UN OCHA says an estimated over 100,000 people were affected, including internally displaced people.
The floods submerged entire communities in the town.
On Monday, ten people were killed after a small boat they travelling drowned by the floods as several others, including mayor of Baladweyne were rescued.
The Mogadishu-based government has also airlifted aid food and medical supplies to the flood-affected people in Baladweyne town, about 330km from the capital of Somalia.
Somalia is facing its worst harvest since the famine in 2011, due to late and erratic rains earlier in the rainy season, which caused drought conditions in parts of the country and flooding in other areas.