Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Drought has claimed more than 400 lives in Indonesia. Doctors working with in the mountainous district of Jayawijaya since September say that people suffering from malnutrition and various drought-related ailments. J B Wenas head of the Jayawijaya's district said that in September around 262 people had died of drought-related causes in Jayawijaya district. Most of the victims were suffering from cholera which broke out as clean water was becoming scarce in the region during the dry season.

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