OCHA Flash Update 3 Puntland cyclone 3A | 19 November 2013

Situation overview:

Worrying reports of water contamination and shortages are emerging through the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster following the cyclone that hit northeastern Somalia last week. The cluster says there is dire need for safe drinking water in some of the remote villages where the storm damaged or destroyed all sources of potable water. At least seven water sources in the affected areas of Dangoroyo, Bandarbayla and Eyl need urgent repair. The cluster is prioritizing water trucking until the water sources are restored. UNICEF and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have provided funds and supplies to support the transport and disposal of dead animals. These animal removal activities are part of an effort to curb disease outbreak and prevent contamination of water sources.

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