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Flooding Affects 400,000 People In Somalia: UN
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Flooding Affects 400,000 People In Somalia: UN

Flooding caused by recent rains across Somalia has affected about 400,000 people in Somalia, a UN agency said. Some 101,300 out of those affected have been displaced from their homes, the un office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement issued on Thursday. ''Most affected people are in the Middle Shabelle region where floods in the Jowhar district have displaced 66,000 people from 27 villages, destroyed over 40,000 hectares of farmland, disrupted learning in 12 schools and damaged 82 per cent of WASH infrastructures,'' OCHA said in its floods update, referring to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. In Belet Weyne town, flooding caused by river breakages displaced nearly 22,000 people and destroyed 1,235 hectares of farmland. Humanitarian partners have scaled up assistance, reaching at least 82,000 affected people with life-saving assistance including food, water and sanitation, hygiene, health and shelter.