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Aid Agencies Fight Cholera Outbreak in Northern Mali

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Aid agencies are fighting a renewed cholera outbreak in rebel-controlled northern Mali, one of several parts of West Africa dealing with the disease. Authorities in Mali’s Gao and Asongo districts have reported 147 cases and 12 deaths since early July. The number of cases, which had begun to fall earlier this month, are again on […]

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UN Appeals for Aid to Fight DR Congo Cholera Outbreak

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is appealing for emergency funding to help the Democratic Republic of Congo battle a cholera outbreak that has infected more than 17,000 people. The U.N.’s humanitarian division says $5.5 million is urgently needed from donors to respond to cases in eight of the DRC’s 11 provinces. Four provinces along the Congo River […]

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Haiti Cholera Victims Demand UN Compensation

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based human rights group has filed a claim with the United Nations, seeking millions of dollars in compensation and an apology on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitians affected by Haiti’s deadly cholera outbreak. The Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, IJDH, recently filed the petition, which was sent to United Nations […]

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Haiti Cholera Victims Demand UN Pay for Outbreak

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group says it has submitted claims to the United Nations seeking damages on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitians affected by the nation’s deadly cholera outbreak. The petition filed by the U.S.-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti says the U.N. and its peacekeeping force are liable for hundreds of millions […]

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UNICEF Warns of Cholera Outbreak in West, Central Africa

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. children’s agency says West and Central Africa are facing one of their worst cholera outbreaks ever. UNICEF said Tuesday that nearly 2,500 people have died from cholera in the region this year, and that more than 85,000 cases have been reported. The agency said that with the outbreak, the region is facing one […]

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WHO: Cholera on the Rise in Somali Capital

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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The World Heath Organization says Somalia has seen a spike in cholera in the Mogadishu area. WHO said Friday more than 4,000 cases of diarrheal disease have been reported in Mogadishu’s Banadir hospital this year. It says children under five account for 75 percent of those cases. The World Health Organization says it has already […]

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Cholera Outbreak Sickens Thousands in DRC

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations officials say a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 250 people and caused nearly 4,000 others to become ill. A cholera outbreak has been declared in four provinces with northeastern Orientale province showing the most cases. In a statement last week, the World Health Organization said it […]

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UN Says 192 Killed by Cholera in DRC

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations report says cholera has killed 192 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since March. Wednesday’s report also showed more than 3,000 cases of cholera in Congo during the same period. The U.N. says the outbreak began in the northeast city of Kisangania and spread to Equateur, the capital, Kinshasa and Bandundu […]

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UN SAYS CHOLERA KILLED 192 PEOPLE IN CONGO

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations report says cholera has killed 192 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since March. Wednesday’s report also showed more than 3,000 cases of cholera in Congo during the same period. The U.N. says the outbreak began in the northeast city of Kisangania and spread to Equateur, the capital, Kinshasa and Bandundu […]

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