Somalia: Sharp spike in cholera cases as drought wreaks havoc
March 14, 2017
NAIROBI — Despite dire warnings recently from humanitarian agencies, thousands of children remain severely malnourished and remain vulnerable to cholera, diarrhoea and other diseases in Somalia; the international community is not prepared.
About half of Somalia’s population – 6.2 million people – need humanitarian assistance. More than 200,000 people are displaced as a result of the current drought, causing a further strain on contaminated water supplies and increasing cholera rate.