Saturday November 9, 2019 (RBB NEWS) – BELEDWEYNE “Turkish and Qatari ambassadors arrived at the floods ravaged town of Beletweyne Saturday where they pledged support to alleviate suffering as the floods continue to push many out of their homes.
Ambassador Hassan Bin Hamza Hashem (Qatar) and his Turkish counter Mehmet Yilmaz arrived at the town where they witnessed the scale of the damage caused by the floods and the ongoing relief efforts.
The two diplomats later held a meeting with HirShabelle president state president Mohamed Ware who upraised them of the ongoing relief efforts.
They pledged to send in more relief supplies to bolster the humanitarian efforts by the government and humanitarian agencies led by the UN.
Qatar delivered 44 metric turns of humanitarian supplies Thursday.
The UN now estimates about 270,000 people have been displaced by the floods in various regions in the country.
Beletweyne is the most affected with 85% of the town submerged in water as of later October according to the UN humanitarian agency OCHA.