Somalia: Somali Government Provides U.S.$1 Million to Puntland to Help Flood Victims

Garissa residents wade through floods after the River Tana burst its banks following days of torrential rain.

The Federal government of Somalia has announced Thursday it donated one million USD to help the flood-hit Somali families in Qardo town under Puntland state.

Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire said in a tweet: "The government of Somalia has delivered $1M to Puntland as humanitarian aid for flood victims in Qardo."

The donation came after Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni who visited the town following the flash floods has appealed for immediate aid for the local residents.

At least six people lost their lives in the flooding in Qardo district after many houses and commercial buildings were destroyed by the heavy downpour.

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