Outbreak of cholera and acute diarrhea affect 2 regions of Somalia

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The increase in the price of water is forcing thousands of Somalis drink from any source, and many of them are contaminated. | Photo: EFE

The people of Somalia continue to suffer the ravages of drought. An outbreak of cholera and acute diarrhea chastises two autonomous regions of the country, Somaliland and Puntland. Several people have been killed and many remain hospitalized, reported on Wednesday the International Federation of the Red Cross.
Some 411 cases of cholera and acute diarrhoea have been reported since the beginning of April in Somaliland, in northern Somalia. 
The outbreak has “devastated remote communities in drought-ravaged,” the IFRC said in a statement. In the last ten days have killed 28 people in Somaliland and 167 were hospitalized.

The current dry season in the African country has been described by residents as the most intense of his life. Some families have lost loved ones because of extreme thirst. 
The increase in the price of water is forcing thousands of Somalis drink from any source, and many of them are contaminated.
So far from 2017, at least 400 people have lost their lives because of the drought in Somalia according to estimates from hospitals. 
Data from the Norwegian Council for Refugees (NRC, by its acronym in English) indicate that more than 3,000 people were forced to leave their homes daily to not die of thirst or hunger. At least 6.2 million Somalis are facing acute food insecurity due to the long drought.