More than 16 killed, 200,000 displaced by floods in Somalia
At least 16 people have been killed and 200,000 other displaced in the current wave of floods in Somalia. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Somalia made the announcement, adding that the number had been affected by torrential rains and floods since the April-June rains began. The most affected area has been the northeastern state of Puntland where heavy downpours April 27 killed eight people and displaced more than 22,000. At least six died and 22,000 were affected by floods in central Galmudug, according to the UN. And in the South West State, 100,000 have been affected while more than 11,800 families have been displaced in Lower Juba region, in Jubaland. "The ongoing Gu’ flooding will exacerbate the humanitarian situation, joining the COVID-19 pandemic and locust infestation to form a Triple Threat," the UN said, using the Somali name for the rainy season.