Open sewers mean disease spreading fast in the cities such as Hargeisa . People are at constant risk of diseases such as hepatitis, Diarrhea and typhoid.
Areas very close to Hargeisa dry river bed are host to the most infectious diseases because it s where rubbish from the vicinity is dropped. The situation is often aggravated during the rainy seasons. Other risky places are the shanty house slums close to the State House at the west of the capital. There are no lavatories/latrines/ toilets in these slums. People often defecate in the open at night with no water.
|Rubbish at the outskirts of Hargeisa - Web image|
Many food products , particularly powder milk , imported from the UAE are expired products that have been bought on cheap price with the expired dates altered and sold to the poor who care less of the expiry dates and simply want to survive.
|State house camp - Hargeisa -(Web image )|
Hargeisa and other Somaliland cities are expanding quickly with little or no attention given to the health consequences of the human waste dumped constantly within the whole habitat.