Flooding in Somalia raises concern about cholera in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak

May 20, 2020

Somalia is facing floods in the north that have killed 24 people and affected over 700 000 people in 24 districts. The flood has also displaced almost 283 000 people. Last year, the country reported a total of 3069 suspected cases of cholera, including 4 associated deaths, while during the first quarter of this year, 3193 suspected cases, including 15 associated deaths were reported, raising concerns that the flooding may elevate the risk of transmission among flood-affected displaced populations with limited access to safe water and sanitation. WHO Somalia News

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