Image result for More than 25,000 people struck by Cholera in Somalia - WHOThe World Health Organisation has warned that more than 25,000 people in famine-threatened Somalia have also been struck by cholera with a warning that the epidemic could double by this summer.

The fatality rate for the disease is put at over 2 percent with at least 524 deaths recorded.

Some 500,000 Somalis have been internally displaced, many in search of water, as well as some 3 million pastoralists who have lost 70 percent of their livestock due to drought.

The United Nations says it is already racing to avoid a repeat of the 2011 famine in which more than 250,000 people died of starvation.

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