Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Government sent aid convoy to flood affected town Beledweyne

The Somali government sent on Thursday afternoon 50 trucks carrying humanitarian aid to the flood affected people in Beledweyne, the provincial capital of Hiran.

Over thousands people have been displaced in recent floods that hit the region, as the Shabelle river broke banks and submerged almost the entire town of Beledweyne.

Somali Disaster Management Agency director Mohamud Moalim Abdulle along with some federal government ministers have bid farewell to these aid convoys heading to the flood hit areas in Hiran province.

Speaking to the media, Abdulle said after they assisted the scale of this flood, they decided to send these trucks carrying many in needed food items and medicine to the flood displaced people.

“When I witnessed the magnitude of this disaster which forced thousands of people to flee their homes we organized this aid conveys” said Abdulle.    

He also thanked the United Arab Emirate embassy in Mogadishu for the role in transporting the food aid.

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