Humanitarian group MSF calls for support for refugees in Kenya affected by cholera crisis


Refugees in Kenya's dadaab camps are believed to have been hit by a cholera outbreak as the population in the facilities grows rapidly. Doctors Without Borders says 2786 refugees have been affected so far, and that there's an imminent risk of outbreaks of other gastrointestinal diseases that adapt camps, host more than 300,000 people and with a biting drought in neighboring Somalia, the numbers are on the rise, straining water and sanitation services. In 2016, the Kenyan government had announced plans to shut the camps over concerns that extremists from Somalia's Al shabab group were hiding there making the camps a conduit for smuggling weapons, but the United Nations had urged Kenya to reconsider the plan and continue to offer refuge to victims of violence and trauma. There are plans to open another camp in the complex to accommodate new arrivals and ease overcrowding. I'm Lawrence Brooks

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