Somali President Visits Flood-Hit Area As South Sudan President Prepares to Meet Museveni
Nov 2, 2019(Nyamilepedia) —- Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, has visited the flood-hit central town of Beledweyne today, Saturday November 2nd, 2019.
According to Harun Maruf’s, a journalist who works for the VOA, President Mohamed Abdullahi was seen walking through a flood waters to meet residents who are affected by the flood.
According to Officials from the area, nearly 60,000 residents were displaced by ongoing floods.
In South Sudan, the flood has affected more than 1 million people according to the latest reports from local NGOs.
The ongoing flood has affected most parts of Upper Nile and Equatoria. Unlike the Somalian president, South Sudan’s Salva Kiir traveled to Russia to attend Africa-Russia submit and he is currently preparing to travel to Uganda to meet with the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni.
The South Sudan President is expected to consult with President Yoweri Museveni and Sudanese Prime Minister on 8th of this month to deliberate on a way forward on forming a new government by November 12, 2019 which is being opposed by his main rival, Dr. Riek Machar and other opposition groups.
Kiir has sent a delegation to Khartoum to mobilize the Sudanese leadership on how to get the new Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity formed next week despites that major provisions such as security arrangement that should have been in placed by now are not yet completed.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), flooding across the 32 counties of South Sudan has exacerbated the already worsening food insecurity situation in South Sudan and near one million people are at risk of food insecurity.
In Kenya, the U.N says heavy rains since October have affected more than 100,000 people, displaced 14,000 and caused at least 29 deaths.