At least four children were killed by floods in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu while tens of IDP families were rendered homeless as heavy rains continue pounding the city.
The torrential rains that pounded over the last twelve hours have washed away shelters for IDPs in and around the town.
“The rains that fell on Saturday night have left us homeless and the floods also killed four children in Bondhere DIP camp,” Said Mohamed Sheikh Osman, an IDP in Bondhere.
Osman said the families are concerned about the shelters that accommodate them which can no longer be strong to withstand the floods of the torrential rains.
“DIPs here, live in huts made of cardboard and sticks which cannot withstand the heavy rains,’ he disappointedly said.
Meanwhile, the rains had strong impact on the movement of people and transport as most of the streets tuned into pools.