Somalia | Times of Sudan
The United Arab Emirates, in cooperation with the Al-Tawfiq Charitable Society and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management in the Somali region of Jubaland, provided humanitarian aid to those affected by the drought crisis that struck Jubaland.
The Emirati aid included many foodstuffs such as sugar, flour, rice, oil, and powdered milk.
More than 8,200 families have benefited from this assistance, and the average family members range from (5-7).
A new drought hit the southern regions of Somalia, killing more than 34,000 head of livestock, while threatening the lives of millions of residents of Lower Juba, Middle Juba, Gdo, Galgaduud and Mudug regions in the local states of Jubaland and Galmudug.
According to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, about 7.7 million citizens are facing dire humanitarian conditions, as a result of drought, desert locusts and the fluctuation of the rainy season, in addition to the repercussions of the Corona epidemic, which paralyzed the country’s economy and caused food prices to rise.
In the local state of Jubbaland, the towns of Balad Hawa, Batati, Afmedo and Luuq are among the areas most affected by the severe drought that hit the region due to the lack of regular monsoon rains.
It is worth noting that the United Nations has previously announced that 4.6 million people in Somalia are at risk of starvation in the coming months due to drought caused by climate change.
The Mogadishu government had declared an “emergency” last November across the country due to drought.