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Somalia's deadly drought-flood cycle

29 Nov 2019


People displaced by the floods receive assistance in Caale Jaal, an informal settlement in Belet Weyne district. Credit: OCHA

Over the last 30 years in Somalia, recurrent droughts and floods have become more intense, frequent and unpredictable, linked to climate change. In October, Somalia has been devastated by floods, affecting over half a million - or 574,000 - people. Hundreds of thousands of them have been forced to leave their homes and many of them are in dire need of clean water, shelter, health and food supplies. Read the full story on Exposure.