Mogadishu, 19 November, 2023 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
Bishops in Ireland, through their development arm, Trócaire, are providing healthcare and nutrition services to victims of floods caused by the ongoing El Nino rains in Somalia.
Trócaire reported on Friday, November 17 that more than 200,000 people in Somalia’s Gedo region had been affected by the floods that have seen heavy rains ravage the East African region in the past two weeks.
"With support from the European Union, the Somalia Humanitarian Fund, UK Aid, and UNICEF Somalia, Trócaire is providing healthcare, nutrition, hygiene, and medical supplies to those who have been affected,” officials of the entity said.
They officials said that the heavy rainfalls had caused much damage to the transportation system leading to the closure of roads, which they say is posing a challenge in reaching out to the affected families.
They said that the transportation challenge had disrupted the supply of essential medical supplies to the most affected groups in the region.