Somalia

Emergency Humanitarian Action Weekly Highlights 23-29 April 2011

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BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS

• A so far unknown disease affects children in Xingood village, Hobyo district in Mudug, WHO is sending an outbreak investigation team to verify cases and collect samples. Children are reported to develop swelling of the neck, the condition deteriorates fast and they die. As of now, no exact number of affected children is available.Wanlaweyne and other parts of Lower Shabelle.

• In response to rumors of AWD in parts of Salagle district in Lower Jubba region, WHO has send an outbreak investigation team to verify the rumors.