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Somali government sending in more medical supplies for Flood-ravaged Middle Shabelle

Storyline:National News

Somali government is surging medical supplies into some parts of Middle Shabelle region to help the local administrations provide rapid medical assistance to the hundreds who have been affected by the recent flood caused by the torrential rains in the region.

“Somali government is deploying emergency health kits containing essential medicines, disposables and instruments to cover the health needs of Jowhar town and its environs,” said Mohamed Omar Eymooy, minister for fisheries.

He added “An additional emergency health kits are being flown in along with surgical kits to meet the immediate health needs. There is an urgent need to replenish medical stocks to support the emergency response efforts.”

The minister together with former Somali prime minister, Ali Mohamed Gedi and federal MPs have on Monday set off to Jowhar where they will hand over the assortment to the administration.

Hundreds of people have been left food insecure after extensive flooding, landslides and flash floods destroyed their farms in Middle Shabelle. Crops and seed stocks have been badly damaged as River Shabelle broke its banks.