The unending misery in Somalia- heavy rains displace thousands living in shelters

November 7, 2011SOMALIAThousands of Somalis who fled famine, drought and conflict now face the misery of heavy rains and flooding in the region, the UN refugee agency said Friday. “Thousands of displaced Somalis have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia,” High Commissioner for Refugees spokesman Andrej Mahecic told journalists. In the Somali capital Mogadishu shelters for nearly 2,800 residents of the camp at Sigale have been destroyed, the UNHCR said, while nearly 5,000 people have been flooded out in the vast refugee camp of Dadaab in eastern Kenya. Latrines have also been destroyed, causing a worrying increase in the number of cases of diarrhea and a general worsening of the health of the 450,000 residents of Dadaab. There are currently 1.5 million children in southern Somalia who are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, including some 190,000 who are severely malnourished and at high risk of death within weeks if they do not receive the necessary support. The UNHCR said however that an increase in tensions on the Somalia-Kenya border, where Kenyan forces have mounted an incursion against Shebab rebels, had sharply reduced the flow of refugees making for Dadaab. An estimated 330,000 Somalis have fled their lawless country since January for neighboring states including Kenya, Ethiopia, Yemen and Djibouti. –Terra Earth
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3 Responses to The unending misery in Somalia- heavy rains displace thousands living in shelters

  1. Susan says:

    The suffering these people have endured is gut renching. So sad what is happening to so many people..children..around the world displaced as well because of flooding. The Unraveling….Whats the solution? Whats the solution? Shut the door on the needy, kill, steal from your follow man to feed your children or they die…human chooses are only negative to survive when hundreds of thousands are left to fend for themselves in a broken society. What miracles come out of this I pray?

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  2. This is so sad. When I watch our people in the United States complain and gripe because other people have more money than they do, (all the while tweeting about it on their iPhones), I just want to point them to areas like this where there are those who are really suffering. I may not have much in material wealth, but I thank God every day that I still have a roof over my head, food on the table, and clothes on my back.

    If I had the ability, I would go there myself to help these people. However, all I can do is pray for a miracle, that someone will be able to rescue them and keep them safe.

    Maranatha

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