Boats to evacuate the people of Luuq district of the region sent by the United Nations.


The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (OCHA) has announced that it is working to evacuate about 2,400 people who were stranded in the flood that occurred in Luuq district of Gedo region.

OCHA, responding to a request from the Somali government, said that boats were sent to the town of Luuq to evacuate the people stranded there.

In a report issued by the agency, it said that 1.17 million people have been affected by the rains in the country so far. It also said that 334,800 people have been displaced from their homes, while there are 28 deaths, including 8 children.

Also, the agency said that 2,400 people are stranded in the flood waters.

Yesterday, Somalia’s disaster management agency announced that at least 29 people have died in the worst floods caused by the rains in the country.