World Bulletin / News Desk
Thirteen of 18 Somalia regions were hit by the outbreak, including Bay and Bakol, where over 100 people died from hunger and cholera in March.
“The AWD [acute watery diarrhea]/cholera outbreak killed 618 people, with 31,764 cases reported since the start of 2017,” said a statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs or OCHA.
The humanitarian situation continues to worsen and the projected number of people who are or will be acutely malnourished is estimated to be 1.4 million, including over 255,000 children, OCHA added.
The drought has forced some 40,000 children to stop attending school while 615,000 people have become internally displaced due to drought since last November.
“620,000 people have left their homes due to drought since November 2016. Nearly 7,000 people have crossed into neighboring Ethiopia and Kenya,” the UN said.
The Somali government has already declared the drought a national disaster.
'Protecting human rights is key to responding to the Ebola outbreak,' HRW says
World Health Organization and Public Health Ministry on May 8 announced confirmed cases of Ebola in the country
Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is a 'wake-up call,' says head of West African Health Organization
Tobacco use is falling, but not fast enough, with active or passive smoking killing over 7 million people every year
Slogan for this year's campaign is 'Time to see beauties'
Developed by high school students in west Turkey, microchip gets award in US, Europe
UN reports cases of Ebola virus disease 'in an urban center' that killed 25 so far
In a statement, the UN agency said WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus would convene an emergency committee to discuss the matter.
Following is a recap of past epidemics of Ebola as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) battles a new outbreak of the deadly tropical disease:
In the absence of rules, travel agencies offer trips to the region on boats sometimes equipped with helicopters or submarines, according to Segolene Royal, French ambassador for the Arctic and Antarctic poles.
Three health care workers among 19 deaths, World Health Organization says
World Health Organization concerned about potential regional spread of deadly virus
Doctors Worldwide provides orthopaedic training to health personnel
People suffering from advanced cardiac or pulmonary insufficiency to benefit from device made at university in Izmir