Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur
leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a
combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types
of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they
could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of
these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity,
frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences
in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season
of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation
… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).
… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor.
Over 500,000 (5) people affected by floods in Somalia. At least 18 (6+6+6) people have died in the floods. 360,000 (6×6) people have been displaced from their homes. Needs of the affected communities are really huge in five (5) areas regarding shelter, clean water, food, health, and protection. “The floods came at a time that 5 (5) million Somalis were already in desperate need of assistance due, in part, to climate-related cycles of drought and flooding.” Some 25 (5×5) million dollars were made available by mid-November
Posted by Julie Celestial on November 24, 2019 Watchers.news
The Federal Government of Somalia and the humanitarian community have launched a Flood Response Plan on November 23, 2019, calling for a 72.5 million dollar fund to aid flood victims in the country, with the number of affected people reaching 536 000. At least 18 people have died in the floods. Livestock has also been badly impacted, resulting in massive loss.
According to a statement, the funds are aimed at implementing life-saving activities from November 2019 to January 2020.
Flooding in the country began late October and since then, about 360,000 (6×6) people have been displaced from their homes. Most of the afflicted people are still recovering from the past years’ drought.
“The Government of Somalia is leading the humanitarian response efforts through the inter-ministerial committee,” Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Minister Hamza Said Hamza stated.
“The efforts of the national actors and international partners including [the] UN and NGOs are important and well appreciated. But the needs of the affected communities are really huge in five (5) areas regarding shelter, clean water, food, health, and protection. That is why we are issuing this plan,” he added.
At least 18 (6+6+6) people have died in the floods. Livestock has also been badly impacted, resulting in massive loss.
Moderate to heavy Deyr seasonal rains triggered the flooding. Entire reaches of the Juba and Shabelle rivers reached high levels, spreading flood across HirShabelle, Jubaland, and the South West State.
Beledweyne was hit the hardest, where the burst of Shabelle river has prompted over 230,000 residents to evacuate.
“The floods came at a time that 5 (5) million Somalis were already in desperate need of assistance due, in part, to climate-related cycles of drought and flooding,” said Adam Abdelmoula, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia.
“It is important that donors, UN partners, the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member State authorities engage in a serious discussion on preventative development interventions.”
Some 25 (5×5) million dollars were made available by mid-November, mostly through the two pooled funds and limited bilateral contributions.
Around 12 (6+6) million dollars were made available by the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF), in addition to the 8 million dollars from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for life-saving activities. Further funding has been provided by ECHO and DFID. Turkey’s Ministry of Interior Disaster and Emergency Management Authority have also extended help by distributing supplies.