New disaster struck Somalia
World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Somalia, while not out of hunger, are facing a new catastrophe - cholera.
WHO indicate the cause of an outbreak of cholera in Somalia is dirty water and poor sanitary conditions. Cases of diarrhea, important indicator of risk for cholera, the statistics in the case of Somalia 4272 - up 11% compared to last week's WHO report (3839 ca.)
Dr. Michel Yao, public health adviser of WHO, on 12 / 8 says that the infection rate 60% based on samples taken in recent days confirmed the "high risk" of this infectious disease, can lead to disease.
WHO has said they are worried the disease outbreaks in East Africa are drought due to lack of water delivery for food and washing, the packed refugee camps and people paid little attention to children suffering from hunger disease. United Nations estimates that drought and famine in Somalia has killed more than 29,000 children under 5 years old. UN officials said about 12 million people are at risk of starvation when Somalia facing the worst drought in 60 years.
During the week, spokeswoman of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), Ms. Marixie Mercado, said that tens of thousands of children have died and countless others are facing the danger of cholera and other diseases caused by limited drought and violence in East Africa.
UN says so far the international community has funded the victims of hunger in the Horn of Africa 1.1 billion, but still need to add 1.3 billion more to rescue more than 12 million users in the attack woe distraught.
List of aid money to help East Africa to cope with famine noted, the U.S. is the largest donors to contribute USD 580 million this year. Britain ranked second with 205 million USD, followed by Japan and Australia. Saudi Arabia contributed $ 60 million ranks fifth, and is the largest donor country in the Muslim world.