Médecins Sans Frontières has collected some data on the number of people affected by Cholera in the ogaden region.

We are receiving information from inside the region that countless number of people have lost their lives to this epidemic which has taken the Ogaden region by storm during the past few months. Whilst many have died from cholera instantly, many others have died preventable deaths often due to neglect and lack of access to healthcare facilities.

The Central Committee of ONLF has stated that MSF whom are barred from operating in the ogaden region has managed to collect the number of people that have died from cholera, those who have been affected as well as their location inside the Ogaden.

In Doollo district, it is said that 1373 people have died from cholera and 25222 have been affected by the epidemic. In Jarar, 956 people have died from cholera while 14583 have been affected.

In Qorahay, 1031 have died and 13403 civilians have been affected, in Shabelle 479 number of people have died and 5000 affected. In Faafan, 426 have died from cholera and 379 have been affected, and in Afdheer 437 people have died whereas 3806 civilians have been affected.

In closing, while these numbers have been confirmed by Médecins Sans Frontières, the Central Committee of ONLF hold approximate numbers that are higher.

 

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