Recent flash flooding in Somalia, South Sudan, and Kenya has devastated communities in the region. Many lives have been lost, homes have been submerged and families have been forced from their land. Since 21st October, over one million people alone have been affected in South Sudan and Somalia, with a further 35,000 households in Kenya touched by the disaster.
In the Beledweyne district of Hiiraan in Somalia, at least 20 people have been killed by the floods and around a quarter of a million people have been affected. Communities are in need of financial assistance, food, water and sanitary facilities.
Meanwhile in South Sudan, over 900,000 people across 32 counties have been left struggling due to the flooding. People are in critical need of food, hygiene and sanitation facilities and water treatment chemicals to ensure they have access to safe water. In Kapoeta East and Tonja East in particular, a staggering 18,000 people are in urgent need of assistance. Islamic Relief is on the ground in these districts and is, in fact, the only NGO working in this area.
Islamic Relief has a longstanding record of working across South Sudan and Somalia. And we are already responding to the needs of these families in crisis, ensuring that we save as many lives as possible.
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