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Somalia Floods Are ‘Ticking Time-Bomb’ For Disease


Aid agencies say nearly half a million people have been affected by heavy flooding in Somalia.

The Norwegian Refugee Council described the situation as a “ticking time-bomb” for the outbreak of diseases like cholera and malaria.

Many of those affected have been displaced by conflict and a four-year drought.

They live in flimsy shelters that cannot withstand rain.

Their latrines have been destroyed or filled with flood water.

In Hiran region, more than 1,000 people were displaced when a river burst its banks earlier this month.

A map showing the location of Hiran in relation to Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
Source: BBC

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