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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cholera claims 142 lives in Somalia

Via The News Tribe :

" Mogadishu: Cholera and famine have claimed the lives of at least another 142 people in Somalia over the past 24 hours.

Medical sources said that at least 83 children have died this morning in the town of Afgooye, 30 kilometers southeast of Mogadishu. This is while more than 1,300 women and children have been hospitalized in the same region.

Meanwhile, medical officials in the capital of Somalia also said that cholera has claimed the lives of at least 59 children, while another 977 are currently hospitalized in Hoosh District.

The developments come as the country’s drought victims are still facing the looting of humanitarian aid in different districts across Mogadishu."

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