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Dr Abdilahi - Somaliland

Somaliland’s no longer in the grip of a life-threatening cholera outbreak thanks to the hard work of people like Dr Abdillahi.

“Cholera started in the countryside and then it came more in the city. There were no tents, no good facilities. The patients were sometimes in the trees because of the many people affected by cholera … When we built the treatment centre, the situation changed.”

The clinic plus an education program and water rehydration points run by a team of volunteers, meant that within four months cholera cases dropped from 200 a day to five or six. Photo: IFRC/Corrie Butler

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