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Somalia, the death toll from the floods rises to 110: there is a risk of the spread of cholera

Only 30 percent of those affected received help

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The toll of the floods in Somalia has risen to at least 110 deaths. This was announced by the United Nations Agency for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in its latest update, according to which more than one million people have been displaced and 2,4 million have been affected in 36 districts of the country.


 

The agency also warned of a high risk of disease spread following reports of suspected cases of cholera and acute watery diarrhea in the states of Hirshabelle and Galmudug, reporting that only 30 percent of those affected had received help and adding that at least 37 boats were deployed to deliver supplies or evacuate people trapped by flood water.

 

In recent weeks, Somalia and neighbors Kenya and Ethiopia have experienced the heaviest rains in two decades, causing widespread casualties, displacement and destruction. The floods are caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon, which occurs due to global warming.Pacific Ocean.

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