(06-12-23) KISMAYO (HN) — During the fifth session of the Jubaland State Assembly speech, Jubaland leader Ahmed Mohamed Islan addressed the catastrophic flooding of the Juba River and its impact on the region. Mr Madobe emphasised that Jubaland has been the regional state hardest hit by the floods. Detailing the significant damages inflicted, especially to agricultural sectors and the displacement of populations, he declared: “I make a broad appeal to all capable of rendering aid to those devastated by this calamity.”
The regional leader highlighted that the floods have impacted 1,157,000 people, causing the displacement of 400,000 and leading to 63 fatalities. Somalia is grappling with severe flooding along the Shabelle and Juba rivers, severely affecting various parts of the country. Both the federal government and the affected federal Member States appealed for humanitarian assistance to support those affected by the disaster.