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Families Homeless After Rains Pound Bakol

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Hundreds of families are spending the night in the cold in Bakol region after their homes were washed away by heavy rains. Officials say up to 500 families in Bulow have been displaced. An unknown number of livestock, mainly goats, were also washed away. Most settlements in the region have been cut off after the rains made roads impassable. “We don’t know where to go as the roads are impassable,” said Hawo Maalim Ali, whose family is among those displaced in Bulow. The rains also caused havoc in Hudur, where crops and entire farms have been destroyed by floods.

A local farmer, Mayow Abdi Nur, said he had lost all his crops and would not have anything to harvest. Dekow Mohamed Kuus, a resident of Hudur town, appealed to aid agencies to help prevent outbreaks of disease. “The rainy season is still on meaning that more rains are expected. We appeal to concerned authorities to drain the stagnant water to avoid the spread of waterborne diseases. We are requesting the government and aid agencies to avert a looming health crisis,” Dekow said. Hudur local authorities and the Bakol provincial administration are reported to be making efforts to help families displaced by the floods

Source: Radio Ergo

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