Rain exacerbates cholera outbreak at refugee complex in Kenya

| Updated Feb 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

 

Dadaab camp. Photo: UNHCR

 

A culmination of issues, including excess rains, has exacerbated a cholera outbreak at the world's largest site for displaced people, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said.

More than 1,000 have been fallen sick due to cholera at the Dadaab complex in Kenya, which hosts nearly 350,000 refugees and asylum seekers, the majority of them from Somalia.

The water-borne bacterial illness is blamed for at least 10 deaths since November.

Priscilla Lecomte spoke to Osman Yussuf Ahmed who is working with UNHCR in Dadaab and asked him to describe the situation there.

SOURCE: UN Radio



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