Somalia: worst flood in 30 years kills at least 22

Heavy rainfall has caused the worst flooding in Somalia in 30 years, leaving at least 22 people dead and 750,000 affected.

On May 20, the humanitarian branches of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United Nations (UN) launched an appeal for 80 million US dollars to provide immediate help for flood victims.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the flooding has led to fatalities, massive displacement, and damage to infrastructure and cropland, compounding an already fragile humanitarian situation.