cholera outbreak

UN committed to a ‘brighter future’ for Haiti, as independent rights experts call for more action on behalf of cholera victims

A group of 13 independent UN human rights experts on Thursday called on the UN chief, António Guterres, to “urgently step up efforts” to fulfill a UN pledge to help victims of a nine-year-long cholera epidemic in Haiti that killed over 10,000 citizens.

Cholera prevention efforts underway to protect millions in Sudan’s Khartoum state

A campaign has got underway to prevent the spread of a deadly cholera outbreak to Sudan’s populous Khartoum state, home to more than eight million people, UN medics said on Wednesday.

Progress made but challenges remain in life-saving cholera vaccination campaign for Hudaydah: UNICEF

The key Yemeni port city of Hudaydah is facing a new deadly cholera outbreak. To mitigate the risks, the Ministry of Health and the UN launched a week-long cholera oral vaccination campaign to target the most vulnerable. Grant Philip Leaity, UNICEF’s Deputy Director for Emergency Programmes, told Yasmina Guerda about the progress made so far and the challenges teams still face on the ground.

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Damage to civilian infrastructure ‘jeopardizes everything we’re trying to do’ in Yemen: UN coordinator

Damage to the civilian infrastructure in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah could “jeopardize everything” relief operations are trying to do, said UN Special Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande. The severely malnourished might be too weak to survive a cholera outbreak, which could spread quickly if water and sanitation facilities are not kept safe from contamination.

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"Unprecedented" Yemen cholera outbreak must be halted, says WHO

A resurgent cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread with “unprecedented” speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the UN said on Friday.

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Rain exacerbates cholera outbreak at refugee complex in Kenya

A culmination of issues, including excess rains, has exacerbated a cholera outbreak at the world’s largest site for displaced people, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said.

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Iraq battles cholera outbreak

UN agencies and their partners are working to combat a cholera outbreak in Iraq that so far has resulted in more than 2,200 cases of the diarrhoeal disease.

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