BBC: Somalia cholera death fears grow

An escalation in violence in Somalia has left many too frightened to seek treatment for cholera, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has warned.

It says there could be a "humanitarian crisis" as people flee fighting between Ethiopian-backed troops and Islamist insurgents in the capital Mogadishu.

MSF has called on those fighting to respect the work of aid agencies.

Just over 1,200 patients have reached the cholera treatment centre - but MSF say this is the "tip of the iceberg".

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