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.
More than 100,000 people -- half of them children -- die every year due to waterborne diseases, experts say
Located in the bustling Adjame quarter of Ivory Coast's main city and commercial hub, the haven for fake medicine has been targeted time and again by authorities and stockpiles burnt.
Seven firms to receive ecolabel certifying that their products are environment-friendly
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Association for Prevention of Drug Abuse head says close to more than 2.5 million children are drug addicts in Bangladesh
King penguins are certainly accustomed to chilly weather, more so than species like the Humboldt that prefer somewhat warmer climes, said zoo curator Malu Celli.
Some eight million children and teenagers across the Southeast Asian nation will receive the shot to prevent further spread of the disease which is caused by a bacterial infection.
Two players vomited on the pitch, and play had to be halted briefly.
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced Wednesday that its world-first dengue vaccine could lead to more severe symptoms for people who had not previously been infected.
Doctors Worldwide Turkey says it has performed 3,000 cataract surgeries in Horn of Africa country
Over 40,000 cases of cholera seen in Democratic Republic of Congo since July, says Health Ministry
Decked out in red to signify their "Stop Coal" campaign, the protesters chanted and beat drums as they snaked through the former West Germany capital toward the UN centre that will host the 12-day, 196-nation talks, tasked with implementing the landmark Paris Agreement.
The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the UN weather agency's annual flagship report, tracks the continent of dangerous gasses in atmosphere in the post-industrial era (since 1750).
£10 ($13) tax introduced to cut British capital's poor air-pollution records
Despite all-out efforts to give the Chinese Communist Party blue skies for its twice-a-decade congress, Beijing's notorious smog has cloaked the mega-city in its trademark toxic haze.
Equipment donation to children's oncology institute is first project of state-run aid agency TIKA in Brazil