Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard June 2013 (Issued on 31 July 2013)
Since the wild polio outbreak in May, vaccination campaigns have been going on in Somalia and Kenya. Five campaigns have been concluded so far and almost 4 million people (children as well as adults) vaccinated against Polio across Somalia. Two polio cases were confirmed in Lower Shabelle in June, according to WHO. Some 95 cases were recorded by the end of July. To prevent further spread, vaccination teams were deployed at transit points to administer oral vaccines to children under age 10 visiting health facilities.
In June, security in southern and central Somalia remained volatile. On 19 June, 20 people were killed when Al Shabaab attacked the UN compound in Mogadishu. Political and clan tensions remained high in Kismayo district in Lower Juba region. Heavy fighting intensified between June 28 and 30 when at least 71 civilians were killed and about 300 injured as confirmed by WHO. Continuing insecurity also increased displacement of civilians, caused limited access to health care and amplified the risk of outbreaks of cholera and other communicable diseases. According to UNHCR about 1,600 people including about 970 females fled Kismayo in June.
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