Amid fears of drought and famine in Somalia, heavy rain pours have been reported across the country. Reports indicate heavy floods in northern regions of Puntland and Somaliland where the majority of the population are pastoralists who depend on seasonal rains of Gu’ and Deyr.
In Puntland, the government reported loses of livestock and damageS on the infrastructure in some parts of the country. The movement within the regions has been halted and the government declared emergency response team who will asses the extent of damages caused by the floods.
There have been fears of drought and famine after the Gu’ rains delay were reported across the country. Alarms were raised by humanitarian organisations operating in the country.
Save the Children charity said “three in four children are far more likely to succumb to the impact of yet another drought which is expected to devastate the region in the coming months,” in a press statement.