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UNDRO 85/0747

SOMALIA - CHOLERA EPIDEMIC
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
02 APRIL 1985

SITUATION

1. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS SEVERE OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA EPIDEMIC AMONG REFUGEES IN NORTHWEST SOMALIA. TOTAL NUMBER DEAD REPORTED SO FAR CLOSE TO 400 MOSTLY CHILDREN. MAJORITY OF CASUALTIES IN GANNET CAMP SITUATED CLOSE TO HARGEISA TOWN WITH POPULATION OF 46,000 (OUT OF 481 CASES 375 DIED). CASES ALSO REPORTED IN OTHER NEARBY REFUGEE CAMP AND AMONG LOCAL POPULATION IN TOWN HARGEISA. TOTAL POPULATION THIS AREA 300,000.

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