(CNN)More than 200,000 people, half of them children, have fled their homes following massive floods that have left most of a town in central Somalia under water, Save the Children said on Thursday.
Homes submerged under water and 100,000 children displaced in Somalia floods, agency says
People have been evacuated using tractors and boats from neighborhoods that have been submerged in water in Beledweyne town after days of rainfall and flooding, the charity said.
Thousands of residents in makeshift camps are in desperate need of food and water, the organization said.
Save the Children said its staff are working tirelessly screening children, but resources are inadequate to address the humanitarian scale of the problem.
"Somalia is on the front line of the climate crisis, and resources are being stretched to their limits," Mohamud Mohamed Hassan, Save the Children Somalia Country Director said.
"The current needs are huge and we're in danger of being overwhelmed if donors don't step up urgently. Right now, our main concern is the potential health crisis, including cholera and malaria outbreaks, which are devastating diseases for children," he added.