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Two children die due to diarrhea in Jowhar

Reports from Jowhar, the headquarters of Middle Shabelle region states that at least two children died due to diarrhea outbreak in the region.

The children that died were among over 10 people hospitalized in a hospital managed by Intersos according to locals.

Ibrahim Muse Mahad, one of the nurses in intersos center told Goobjoog FM that most of the hospitalized people came from Hanti Wadag neighbourhood  in Jowhar district and surrounding localities.

Mahad stated that they are conducting thorough investigations on the causes of the outbreak.

He added that many more children are gravely ill of the disease, calling on the international relief agencies to bring medical supplies into the area immediately.

The outbreak is directly linked to the poor sanitation and hygiene conditions in villages following the floods of river Shabelle and subsequent rainfall that displaced hundreds of families and destroyed hectres of farm land.