Aid Targets Flood Survivors in Somalia

from Lutheran World Relief
Published on 16 Jan 1998
New York, Jan. 16, 1998 -- A Lutheran World Relief grant of $20,000 is for flood victims in Somalia. Overflow of the Juba and Shabelle rivers has flooded villages in the surrounding areas, leaving people temporarily or permanently homeless. Most of the food traditionally stored underground has been destroyed and standing crops are rotting under water. Chances of a second planting are uncertain. Latrines have been flooded, dysentery is on the rise and a severe outbreak of malaria
is expected. Part of an appeal by Action by Churches Together, LWR's grant will help support emergency relief in 22 villages in the next 3-6 months.