Alert: Somalia Braces for Tropical Storm Threats

Since the start of this year, torrential downpours and sudden floods have wreaked havoc in Somalia. As per the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, about 225,760 individuals have been impacted by the heavy rains and flooding of the Gu season (April to June) as of May 14, with close to 38,730 people being displaced or relocated.

The heavy rains and floods have not only caused damage to properties but have also led to the displacement of thousands. Livelihoods, such as livestock and cropland, have been lost, and small businesses have faced destruction.

The destruction of water sources and facilities for water, sanitation, and hygiene due to the rains has worsened a cholera outbreak, resulting in at least 10,640 cases and 120 deaths across seven states, as reported by the World Health Organization.

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