Cholera in the News

The articles featured below include news about or mention of cholera.

Cholera is a water-borne infectious disease that can also be transmitted via infected food. The main symptoms of cholera are watery diarrhea and vomiting, which can lead to rapid dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, and death in some cases.

Responses to devastating floods and mudslide affecting parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone

After three days of exceptionally heavy rain, sweeping floods and a massive mudslide devastated a karge area of Regent, a mountain town approx. 15 miles east of Sierra Leone's capital city, Freetown.

17 Aug | Mudslide | Sierra Leone

Women and children flee violence in Central African Republic

Ongoing violence in the Central African Republic has resulted in over 76,000 people so far, mainly women and children, fleeing north into neighbouring Chad. Many of the displaced people, particular...

04 Mar '14 | Humanitarian Crisis | Central African Republic

Desperate conditions for cholera patients in Haiti

Cholera treatment programmes in Haiti have been severely adversely affected bu insufficient funds and supplies according to MSF. Cholera related deaths have increased. MSF stresses the need to stre...

12 Mar '13 | Cholera | Haiti

Warning of cholera epidemic spreading in West Africa

The current (Sept 2012) cholera emergency in West Africa is expected to get much worse as rains and floods create the conditions for the disease to spread faster and further. The number of cases so...

05 Sep '12 | Cholera | West Africa

Help against cholera on way to 120,000 people in northern Mali

A cholera outbreak occurred in northern Mali about 10 days ago. Since then six children have died among the 56 cases reported in Wabaria, Labbezanga and Ansongo in Gao region on the banks of the Ni...

16 Jul '12 | Cholera | Mali

Zimbabwe water and sanitation sector to receive a boost

04 Oct '10 | Water, Sanitation & Hygiene | Zimbabwe

Life-saving supplies for millions affected by flooding in Pakistan

The biggest threats are the outbreak of water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera, especially deadly to children. We have already received reports of cases of diarrhoea amongst children. F...

03 Aug '10 | Severe floods | Pakistan

World Water Day in Sudan

World Water Day in Sudan focuses on shared responsibility for management of vital resources incl. access to clean water and adequate sanitation.

21 Mar '09 | Water | Sudan

With UNICEF, Solidarit├ęs distributes supplies in north-east DRC

Thanks to the recent establishment of an air route between Bunia and Doruma in the North-East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), distribution has begun of 25 tons of emergency relief su...

19 Mar '09 | Humanitarian Aid | DRC

UNICEF committed to meeting most urgent needs in Sudan

UNICEF is working urgently with its remaining partners in Sudan to address immediate gaps in the provision of life-saving services to children, following the suspension of 16 non-governmental organ...

17 Mar '09 | Humanitarian Aid | Sudan

Global, national efforts urgently intensified to control Zimbabwe cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak, one of the world's largest ever recorded, is far from being brought under control. An enhanced response is needed to urgently reverse an epidemic that has so far infect...

30 Jan '09 | Cholera | Zimbabwe

UNICEF appeals for over $1 billion for children in emergencies

Many countries featured in the report are silent or forgotten emergencies, according to UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman. She went on to say that women and children are dying every day du...

27 Jan '09 | Child Welfare | International

Cholera epidemic takes its toll on Zimbabwe's children

Since August 2008, 783 people from nine of the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe have died from cholera. With a fatality rate of approaching 5%, the outbreak has exceeded the international acceptable thresh...

15 Dec '08 | Cholera | Zimbabwe

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