The death toll from devastating floods in Somalia is close to 100, with almost two million people affected, the country's cabinet said, APA reports.
Somalia, like other countries in the Horn of Africa, is battling torrential rains and flash floods just as it emerges from a drought that pushed millions to the brink of famine.
The government earlier this month declared a state of emergency over the flood disaster, which has driven about 700,000 people from their homes, submerging whole neighborhoods and farmland, and destroying bridges.
The cabinet said in a statement after a briefing by the National Disaster Management Agency that about 96 people have lost their lives and almost two million have been affected.
"The federal government of Somalia is carrying out efforts to assist people who were affected by the floods and the cabinet has appealed to the humanitarian agencies and the Somali public to help those affected," it said.