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    President Hassan Sheikh addresses the country’s flood predicament.

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    Somali Magazine – The President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has requested humanitarian assistance from both national and international groups to assist the millions of people affected by the country’s disastrous floods.

    On Tuesday, the president told the state news agency SONNA that the floods had killed 101 people and displaced one million others, as well as destroying 140,000 dwellings, 4,000 animals, and critical infrastructure such as bridges in the cities of Bur-Dhuubo and Baar-Dheere.

    The floods, according to the president, were triggered by severe rains that pounded the East African nation, which has been suffering from drought and starvation for several years.

    He stated that the government has organized a special committee to coordinate relief operations and is working tirelessly to help those in need of shelter, food, and medicine.

    He also urged the public to organize and assist in the rescue efforts, claiming that the Somali people are tenacious and capable of overcoming this obstacle.

    He also expressed gratitude to the countries and organizations that have already responded to the disaster and expressed optimism that more assistance will arrive shortly.

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