An upsurge of violence has been reported in some areas in central Borno State and at the border between Niger and Nigeria. This increase in casualties hampers the provision of humanitarian assistance.
2,691 AWD/Cholera cases and 22 deaths were reported from 44 districts in 15 regions during the week ending 7th May.
WHO Representative for Somalia Dr Ghulam Popal and Somalia’s Minister of Health and Social Services H.E. Dr Fawziya Abikar conducted a visit to Baidoa to assess the AWD/Cholera situation and outbreak response in South West State.
Health, WASH and Nutrition clusters, in collaboration with Federal and State Ministries of Health (FMoH), developed operational guidelines for 34 Integrated Emergency Response Teams.
• The number of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/ suspected cholera cases has increased dramatically and the outbreak expanded to 18 out of 22 governorates.
• Sana’a City is the most affected area, with more than 4000 suspected cholera cases. Cases have been reported across all districts and neighborhoods.