Over 116,000 Displaced In Somalia Over Water Shortage

The United Nations says Over 116,000 Somalis have been displaced by extreme water shortages since October 2020.

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The United Nations says Over 116,000 Somalis have been displaced by extreme water shortages since October 2020.

The statement issued by Mogadishu and the UN Somalia office, expressed deep concern about the worsening drought conditions saying Most parts of the country are facing critical water shortages.

In the statement, Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Minister Khadija Mohamed Diriye appealed to donors to “give generously and respond rapidly to the situation.

She said urgent funding is required to alleviate suffering and get assistance amidst food insecurity, population displacement, malnutrition, and disease.

Somalia has been facing especially concerning conditions as forecasts indicate a second consecutive season of below-average rainfall from April to June.

In Bakol and the Gedo regions, People, have been struggling against water shortages, with local media reporting that several people, including children, are dying from dehydration. According to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Up to 2.7 million people across the country are in need of humanitarian assistance,

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