Flash floods caused by the Shabelle River breached its banks and inundated roadways displaced at least 200,000 people in central Somalia.
Heavy rains in Beledweyne, Somalia’s Hiran region, caused the Shabelle River’s flood levels to rise dramatically, forcing the town’s residents to flee. Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes, and the number is anticipated to rise.
According to AFP, residents were spotted swimming through flooded streets, carrying their things on top of their heads in search of refuge.
As a result of the floods, three individuals were confirmed deceased.
The situation exacerbates Somalia’s problems, which are already exacerbated by a terrible drought that has driven millions of people to the verge of hunger. Furthermore, Somalia has been coping with an Islamist insurgency for many years.
Experts believe that climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Unfortunately, although contributing the least to global warming, Africa bears the brunt of the consequences.
Local governments are attempting to aid individuals affected by the disaster.