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President Farmajo to visit flood covered Beledweyne

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo is expected to reach Beledweyne town of Hiiraan region barely a week after the town witnessed flash floods.

The president and his delegation will be travelling from Adan Adde Airport in the forthcoming hours.

According to sources privy to the trip, the president will assess the situation of the town.

President Farmajo will hold a meeting with the local authorities and elders of town on means to help the locals displaced by the floods.

According to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) report issued on Friday, over 273,000 people have been displaced by severe flooding of the Shabelle River in Somalia.

In a report released on Friday, NRC said residents of the worst-affected region of Beledweyne were “sheltering under trees or in emergency tents after their makeshift homes were washed away by floods caused by torrential rain.

Victor Moses, the NRC’s Somalia director stated livestock has been lost and agricultural production has been decimated.

“Our team is extremely worried about at least 30,000 vulnerable people displaced by flash flooding in Bardaale, further south,” Moses.

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