WHO scales up response in Somalia as cholera, measles cases rise

Drought conditions have increased the spread of epidemic-prone diseases such as acute watery diarrhoea, cholera and measles. In the first 7 weeks of 2017, over 6,000 cases and 65 deaths by AWD/cholera have been reported.


Desperate humanitarian situation for about 750,000 civilians in western Mosul

Since military operations began on 19 February, some 8,000 people have fled western Mosul and surrounding villages to locations south of Mosul city, arriving often exhausted and dehydrated.


Millions without drinking water as rainstorms batter central Chile

Landslides around the capital, Santiago, have contaminated a major river and cut off the drinking water supply to about 4 million people. At least three people have died and dozens are missing.

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Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights dengue outbreak in Pacific, flooding in Indonesia and Philippines

Following an outbreak of dengue in the Solomon Islands, 10,095 suspected cases have been reported. Recent heavy rains may exacerbate the situation.

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