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WFP Delivers Life-Saving Aid To Cyclone-Hit Puntland, Somalia

Homes swept away by the storm
Lost livestock
WFP transported 340 metric tons of food items
Distributing food rations
Over 27,000 people have received food rations
A clean up operation is underway
Rebuilding communities

A tropical cyclone slammed into Somalia’s northeastern coast on 10 November, killing at least 80 people, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Many of those who died were children or elderly people – those most at risk from hypothermia and exposure. Despite logistical challenges, the World Food Programme is providing critical assistance to affected communities while also looking to cater for longer-term needs.