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River Shabelle flood victims appeal for help

Storyline:National News

The recent floods of River Shabelle in Jowhar district and nearby areas has affected hundreds of people raising fears of livelihood damage.

Since the river has overflowed its banks many families in Jowhar district were so far rendered homeless after their houses turned into dams.

Public transport has been curtailed as the roads were closed, some of the flood victims used boats to get to drier areas.

The water of the river increases day after day hence affecting new  homes and farmlands in the region.

The affected victims appeal to the federal government, humanitarian agencies and international community for immediate help.

September last year over 40 people died and at least 3000 families were displaced when River Shabelle overflowed its banks causing humanitarian crises in the region.

November, Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud accompanied by ministers and politicians visited Jowhar to assess the damage of the flood and called Somali people to support the people affected by  the flood.