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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cholera kills 25 more Somali children

Via Press TV :

" Cholera outbreak has claimed the lives of at least 25 more children in Somalia as the humanitarian situation continues to worsen in the famine-stricken country, Press TV reports. According to medical sources in the Dolo Ado refugee camp near the Ethiopia-Somalia border, at least 25 children died of cholera Wednesday morning and 278 more children are on the verge of death.

Cholera is confirmed in Banadir, Bay, Mudug and Lower Shabelle regions of Somalia, and the number of acute diarrhea cases has increased dramatically in the last few months. Thousands of people hospitalized in the camp are facing food and medical shortages.

Reports say that aid agencies can take food supplies to only a limited number of people affected by the disaster since insecurity hinders efforts in much of the country's south. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned on September 28 that the humanitarian situation remains "highly critical" in Somalia."

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