Human Interest

Several Made Homeless Amid Heavy Flood in Soniwein

As the rainy season reaches it peak in Liberia, several residents of the Soniwein Community, in District #8, Montserrado County, have been made homeless by heavy flood.

As the water enters their homes, many of the victims said they do not have other alternatives, therefore they have no option but to live in the water with their children.

The situation has also stalled their daily hustle, as the majority of the victims usually survive by the proceeds of their daily activities (hand to mouth).
According to the victims, they have to remain home to look after their children before something bigger happen to them.

Meanwhile, the flood victims are calling on Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee, Rep. Acarous Gray, the National Disaster Management Agency as well as humanitarians to come to their aid. They said they don’t have any other area to go and and are suffering amid the heavy floods in their homes.

As in other parts of Montserrado County, residents of Soniwein usually find life difficult during the rainy season as their homes are normally flooded.

Montserrado, which hosts the capital, Monrovia, receives one of the highest rainfall amounts in the country, likely due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.

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