Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Some 3,000 people have been rendered homeless by floods from heavy rains in Somalia's southern Juba region.
A resident Engineer, Yarow Adam, said Wednesday the worst hit areas were Buale, Afmadow, Jamame and Gelib.
He said food shortage was looming amid fears of outbreak of diseases because of lack of medical care.
The floods have also washed away farm crops and a major road linking Kismayu and the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) office has warned that "if the rains continue as predicted, Somalia will face a serious humanitarian situation.