We've sent a team to assess the conditions and seen that there are many needs. Primarily needed are drinking water, toilets and latrines, food, shelter and urgent medical attention. We're seeing medical conditions like diarrhea, vector-borne diseases, respiratory tract infections and we are concerned about the possibility of an increase of malnutrition among children.
MSF has started distributing tents, kits for cooking and providing safe drinking water, as well as constructing toilets and latrines. It is very important to quickly mobilize and bring resources on the ground so that people can be supported and helped. We also appeal to all parties to the conflict in Somalia to provide unhindered access to people in need."