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The Effect of Tropical Cyclone Sagar # I on Somaliland

A powerful Tropical Cyclone Sagar tore through the coastal north of the country (Somaliland), destroying homes and livelihoods in its wake. While the full extent of the damage is yet to be known, a statement released by the Office of the President on Monday estimates that at least 700,000 people have been affected by the cyclone, including hundreds of thousands of children. The statement also reports at least 80% of the livestock death.

Initial reports also indicate 31 confirmed deaths, many missing and more injured causalities. The loss of a large number of livestock with at least 700 farms destroyed while more than 10,000 people were displaced as boats and fishing equipment were destroyed. Displaced people are more vulnerable to water borne diseases.Floodwaters filled with animal and human faeces as well as surface litter risk contaminating water sources, raising the threat of water borne diseases.

 

By:Mohamed Omer Abdilahi

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