181 people have already died of cholera since the beginning of the year. According to the WHO, half of the victims are children under 2 years, made more vulnerable by malnutrition.
Marix Mercado, a UNICEF spokesman, underlined the fact that, “… beyond a crisis of malnutrition, there is also a crisis for the survival of children in Somalia in general. Children who suffer from acute malnutrition are even more susceptible to cholera, especially in a context of massive displacement and poor health conditions. ”
Mr. Mercado added, “there are currently half a million children in danger of dying unless they receive food in the next few weeks.”
For this reason, UNICEF is calling on us all to mobilize