Somalia reports 110 deaths from drought over 48 hours

Somalia reports 110 deaths from drought over 48 hoursSomalia’s prime minister said Saturday that at least 110 people had died from drought and drought-related illnesses on Thursday and Friday, the first reported deaths since the country declared a national disaster late last month. The deaths over 48 hours were a result of “droughts and acute watery diarrhoea around the southern regions of Somalia, particularly in the Bay and Bakool regions,” Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire said in a statement. Authorities in the village of Awdiinle in the Bay region said that at least 69 people, most of whom were children or elderly, died after cases of acute watery diarrhoea in the area.



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