Somalia’s HirShabelle State Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Abdi Mahad visits IDP camps in Beledweyne town to assess the situation on the ground
Somalia’s HirShabelle State Minister of Humanitarian Affairs has on Wednesday visited internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Beledweyn town.
Abdi Mahad visited the IDPs accompanied by some legislators drawn from the regional State.
His visit was centred on assessing the humanitarian situation at the camps and the appropriate relief responses for the vulnerable families living in the Camp.
Scores of people who fled from their homes due to the ongoing devastating drought live in the Internally Displaced Persons IDPS camps.
Hirshabelle State us among the regional State adversely affected by the deteriorating drought which sparked a catastrophe across the region and largely the entir Horn of Africa Nation.
Somalia is grappling with the worst drought in decades due to three consecutive failed rainy seasons which has sparked huge displacement of people and decimation of crops and livestock.
Humanitarian organisations including IOM have recently sounded a warning that without a significant increase in aid, Somalia could soon face the kind of famine witnesses in the country in 2011 when 260 000 people died due to hunger.