rain recently hit central and southern Somalia, where the
scourge of an earlier drought had hardly left local residents
caused by continuous rain had already broken many river banks
in the regions, submerging nearby villages and washing away
livestock and plants, said an official of the local authorities.
tens of thousands of people had been displaced by the floods
and were left in an destitute plight of lack of food and clean
water, the official said.
elders also expressed concern over the large numbers of people
already fallen for Malaria since the rains have begun some
two weeks ago.
of the heavy rains in Lower and Middle Shabelleh regions are
even falling onto the capital which depends on the areas for
food and vegetable supplies.
price in the capital, for example, has doubled due to the