At least ten people have died and over 1,000 sick as a result of an outbreak of cholera among Somali refugees in the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya, says the UN.
The outbreak began in November in the Dadaab camp northeast in Kenya. The camp is the home for around 350,000 Somali refugees.
Health workers syringes including chlorine around the camp and handing out soap to prevent further spread of the disease, says Osman Yusuf Ahmed in UNHCR UNHCR.
The cholera is infected through contaminated drinking water and causes acute diarrhea. In Kenya, have heavy rainfalls led to a worsening of the outbreak.The refugees have arrived in Dadaab in Kenya in waves since 1991 as a result of civil war and famine.
Source: NTB scanpix/ Norway Today