Humanitarian Health Action

Somalia - WHO pre-positions emergency supplies in preparation for El Niño

WHO emergency supplies delivered to Kismayo regional hospital
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WHO emergency supplies delivered to Kismayo regional hospital

30 October 2015, Mogadishu – WHO is working closely with the Federal Ministry of Health of Somalia in order to prepare for any possible health emergencies resulting from the El Niño climate phenomenon expected to hit some countries of the Region in 2015, including Somalia. WHO and partner United Nations agencies have developed contingency plans and are scaling up preparedness activities, including pre-positioning of aid supplies in areas most likely to be affected by flooding. Flash floods have already affected thousands of people in the low lying areas of the southern and central parts of Somalia.