The United Nations humanitarian agency said it has released 25 million US dollars to begin relief efforts for the floods in Somalia that have affected 1.2 million people.
The United Nations and its partners estimate that 1.6 million people could be affected by the current monsoon floods from October to December, with 1.5 million hectares of agricultural land potentially destroyed by floods, he said. United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
The newly released funds – $10 million from the United Nations Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and $15 million from the Somalia Humanitarian Relief Fund – will support efforts to prevent loss of life. stopping outbreaks and addressing food shortages.
The CERF fund will help UN agencies and their partners to help more than 280,000 people during the early stages of the crisis, while the $15 million Somalia Humanitarian Fund will support that more than 420,000 people.
Somalia, which is emerging from a historic drought, has become one of many countries facing the threat of floods, droughts, and extreme heat caused by the El Nino storm.