Somalia’s PM announces deaths of 110 due to hunger, diarrhoea
Somalia’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has announced the deaths of at least 110 people due to hunger and diarrhoea in the country over the past 48 hours amid a drought in the Bay region, the southwest part of the country.
The Somalian government had already declared the drought as a national disaster on Tuesday.
The drought has led to a spread of acute diarrhoea, cholera and measles and nearly 5.5 million people are at risk of contracting waterborne diseases.
A local government official said, cholera outbreak has killed at least 69 since yesterday and more than 70 others have been hospitalised.
UN experts have sounded a warning on deaths related to cholera and other diseases that arise from a lack of clean water.
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