People in the northeast of Somalia are forced to flee their homes and leave possessions behind, Monday, December 9, after severe floods caused by heavy rainfall.

Two months of relentless rains have submerged villages and farms and sent rivers of mud crashing into houses across East Africa, with at least 265 killed, according to an AFP tally, as meteorologists warn of more to come.

Flooding has affected 570,000 people in Somalia, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The extreme downpours have affected close to two million people and washed away tens of thousands of livestock in Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Djibouti and Ethiopia. (AFP)

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