Fresh floods displace over 200 families in southern Somali town of Afgoye

River Shabelle has burst its banks again, flooding several neighborhoods of Afgoye town in Lower Shabelle Region, southern Somalia.

Some 200 families have been forced to seek refuge in nearby villages, and the flooding appears to be getting worse.

Officials have appealed for help, with fear of breakout of diseases following the massive flooding in the region.

Heavy rains and floods have affected more than half a million people across the country.

Several towns have been cut off, and there is a risk of starvation in some areas where supplies have not been reaching for months due to damaged roads.