Scale up strategies to mitigate effects of drought, Save the Children

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Mr. Noor has shown optimism that there has been favourable response from donors in Somalia.

“However the situation is still critical .At this point in time we have 45,000 cases of cholera and 1,000 have died majority being children. The health system in Somalia is very poor and we can see the gains achieved from humanitarian aid decline,” he cautioned.

Mr. Harvey said that they have spent time in Turkana in the last few days talking to mothers, fathers and community leaders where the community members expressed that they have been worst hit by the effects if drought.

“This is not just another drought season expected in the Northern Arid and Semi-arid land but this is a severe event where we need to be stepping up our efforts in order to save lives of children,” he stated.

“We are very worried that if we do not scale up to these children now we will see more of them dying from diseases that could have been prevented,” Ms. Thorning-Schmidt concluded.

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