UPDATE: Aid reaches flood victims in BeledWeyn

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Humanitarian assistance has finally reached the residents of Beledweyne in Hiiran region on Sunday.

Planes carrying non-food items such as blankets and tents arrived in the areas which was affected by heavy flooding resulted by the torrential rains that led to river Shabelle bust its banks.

Hundreds of people were displaced along the villages in the river, buildings submerged and crops destroyed.
Meanwhile nine-member emergency committee that was appointed by the Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheyre to respond to the calamity have arrived in Beledweyne town to assess the damage.

The committee is chaired by Minister for Humanitarian Assistance, Hamza Said Hamza.

Affected areas include Beledweyne, Bardale and threats in Jowhar.

Somali government provided USD one million to respond to similar flooding in the area two years ago

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