Cholera

UN calls for urgent funds to deal with ongoing cholera outbreak in DR Congo

The United Nations humanitarian arm warned today that $5.5 million is urgently needed from donors to combat an outbreak of cholera that has infected more than 17,000 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Cholera outbreak in Central and West Africa ‘one of the worst ever’ – UN

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) called today for an urgent increase in the efforts to combat “one of the worst ever” cholera outbreaks affecting large numbers of people across West and Central Africa.

Central African Republic: UNICEF responds to deadly cholera outbreak

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is distributing emergency supplies and has dispatched experts to the Central African Republic (CAR) to deal with an outbreak of cholera that has already claimed 14 lives.

Congolese cholera outbreak continues to spread, UN health agency says

The cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to intensify and has spread to the neighbouring Republic of Congo as well, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has reported, as international efforts step up to combat the disease.