Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard (September 2012)
As a result of the AMISOM offensive against Al Shabab in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, more than 14,000 people were displaced into the neighboring districts of Jilib, Jamame and Bu’aale in September. The majority of the movements started after AMISOM and the Somali National Security forces (SNF) advanced towards Kismayo in mid-September. Many of those who fled were expected to return when the situation stabilises.
At the end of September, the Shabelle River banks broke as a result of heavy rainfall leaving more than 10 people dead and over 8,000 displaced in Belet Weyne town and its environs. Support to the victims in the form of food assistance, water trucking and nonfood items is ongoing.
There were over 180 suspected cases of AWD/Cholera recorded in Lower Juba region that resulted in 18 deaths. The majority of the cases occured in Badhaadhe district. Cholera cases were also confirmed in Afmadow district in Lower Juba and Badale village in Lower Shabelle. Health Cluster partners dispatched medical supplies and staff to respond to the situation. With conflict and consequent displacement ongoing and the onset of the short rains, the risk of sporadic cholera outbreaks in southern regions remains high.
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