VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
IRC responds to cholera outbreak in Dadaab refugee camp
October 2, 2012 by Sophia Jones-Mwangi
|The massive Dadaab refugee camp complex in Kenya, seen from the air. Photo: Brendan Bannon/UNCHR|
International Rescue Committee medical staff members have been treating cases of cholera since mid-September in Hagadera refugee camp, part of the massive Dadaab refugee complex in northeastern Kenya. Almost half of the patients contracted the disease in the camp, which is home to 146,000 people who fled drought and conflict in Somalia. The rest were infected in towns on the Somali border, where a cholera outbreak has also been declared.