Somalia: FNP leadership donates $200K to flood-affected victims
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A coalition of political parties under the Forum for National Parties (FNP) leadership Sheikh Sharif Ahmed says FNP has donated $200K to families affected by extraordinary flooding in Somalia
Mr. Ahmed says the FNP had established two special teams to lead the delivery of its donation, in a bid to support over 230,000 displaced people in south and central Somalia.
The latest flooding, which follows extreme drought in the country this year, once again reveals the country’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change.
According to the UNHCR-led Protection and Return Monitoring Network, when the River Shabelle broke its banks, as of 31 October 2019 severe flooding displaced more than 270,000 Somalis from their homes.
The floods have disproportionately impacted the Hiiraan, Middle Shabelle and Bay regions, where a significant number of Somalia’s 2.6 million internally displaced individuals were already residing due to conflict and drought.
The risks to life and dignity are compromised further by the relentless presence of Al Shabaab in the sub-region, said in a statement released by UNHCR.