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Prime Minister Roble Promises Aid To Flood Victims In Jowhar
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Prime Minister Roble Promises Aid To Flood Victims In Jowhar

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has expressed concern over the humanitarian situation in Jowhar caused by the flooding of the Shabelle River. The Prime Minister who travelled on Thursday to Jowhar, some 90 kilometres from the capital Mogadishu and urged unity to rescues people displaced by the floods. ''I have witnessed the unfolding of a dire humanitarian situation in Jowhar and surrounding villages today: due to seasonal flooding by Shabelle River, the regional capital is completely cut off, and so are the settlements in the environs, with no way out by the road,'' Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble said. ''During the remainder of my tenure, my Government will embark on coming up with a time-bound strategy to mitigate and find a lasting solution to the inherent flooding affecting the people of the Hirshabelle Region,'' he added. The president of the Hirshabelle region Ali Mohamed Hussein last month called for an emergency response to assist with the flooding in Jowhar. HirShabelle state accused the federal government of ignoring and allegedly blocking donor funds meant for Jowhar. The ministry denied the charge and said there was no delay in implementing disaster relief projects.