Health services in Mogadishu are overburdened as a result of the displacement of people in Somalia, that according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The agency says these services are unable to effectively cope with the increased number of trauma cases that have been reported.
It notes that between 20 March and 11 July, two hospitals in Mogadishu reported more than 1,600 cases of weapons and non-weapons injuries, a quarter of them children under five.
WHO spokesman Paul Garwood says there have also been close to 50 registered deaths in these hospitals.
"The deaths on site of injury are still unknown though. We still see as a result of just the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in several parts of the country increased numbers of malaria cases, acute respiratory infections, cholera, acute watery diarrhoea. We have seen in two Mogadishu hospitals in the past two weeks an increase in reported cholera cases."
Paul Garwood says the great majority of these cases are children under five years of age.