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Families living near R. Shabelle are vulnerable to flooding , Afgoye intellectuals

Storyline:National News

Somali intellectuals in Afgoye district of Lower Shabelle region report that the families residing near the areas where river Shabelle passes are in potential danger and vulnerable to the flooding of the river.

Lower Shabelle farmers association chairman, Hassan Malaq Hussein speaking to Goobjoog FM stated that the residents especially the farmers are usually affected by the floods of river during the start of rainy seasons adding that the floods destroy homes and vast land of farmlands.

The chairman reiterated that it’s the right time for the federal government to do something about the fear of river flooding and the deteriorating situation of the residents in the region.

The recent floods of River Shabelle in Lower and Middle Shabelle regions destroyed large hectares of farmland and displaced hundreds of families whose houses turned into pools after the river burst its banks.

UN agencies and their humanitarian partners continue to have limited access to thousands of families affected by seasonal floods and inter-communal fighting in the region.