AU Special Representative closely monitoring the situation in Puntland after heavy floods‏

 The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif is closely monitoring the situation in Puntland in which at least 300 people are feared to have lost their lives, hundreds others unaccounted for, and countless livestock lost after days of heavy storm and floods.



Ambassador Annadif said the African Union and AMISOM in particular are with the people of Somalia and the Federal government during this period of emergency situation. He commended the efforts so far made by the Puntland authorities to help those affected by the floods and calls on other stakeholders to swiftly come to the rescue of flood victims.


He said; “I’m very touched by reports of death, injury and displacement of people in Puntland following days of flooding. It is my humble appeal to both local and international partners to provide the much needed assistance to help alleviate the suffering of those who have been affected.”


For more information, please Contact; Eloi Yao and Colonel Ali Eden Houmed, Spokespersons,
Cell phone: (Somalia) +252 699 890 772; (Nairobi) +254 702 155 126; Email: