MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- An estimated number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia has increased to 6.7 million, more than half the population of the country, the UN said on Wednesda

Nairobi was on Thursday evening on high alert after three people who all met and ate at a wedding in Karen on Saturday died of cholera.

The Nairobi county has activated cholera treatment centres following an outbreak of the disease in the city.

BAIDOA, SOMALIA - A regional drought has displaced more than half a million people in Somalia and left the country at risk of famine.

The Red Cross says the number of suspected cases in Yemen has tripled over the past week to more than 8,500.

A cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed 51 people since April 27, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, more than double the toll of 25 reported three days ago.

The IOM team has been supporting local health partners to rapidly scale up the emergency and contain the outbreak in a hard-to-reach and often insecure area of the country.

Um Jar — Hundreds of people in the area of Um Jar in White Nile State are reportedly suffering from 'watery diarrhoea'.

For the past two years, the rains have been poor in Somalia. What comes next is tragically familiar. Dry wells. Dying livestock. Failed harvests. Migration.

El Gedaref — Another cholera patient died in El Gedaref on Saturday. 42 new cases were recorded in various parts of the eastern Sudanese state.