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  •  The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs OCHA has warned that more districts are at risk amid the ongoing cholera outbreak in the southeastern part of Ethiopia The cholera outbreak is currently active in 23 localities of three districts of the Bale zone in the Oromia region as well as in nine localities in one district of the Liban zone in the Somali region the UNOCHA said It said in its latest situation update that the figures indicated that as of October 25 some 273 cholera cases have been reported including nine deaths It added that suspected cases in East Bale are under investigation The caseload has increased by 30 per cent since October 10 with new daily cases reported in Berbere and Kersadula districts according to UNOCHA The UNOCHA which warned that additional districts are at risk of an outbreak said that the ongoing response is hindered by insufficient funding and partners presence It noted that shortage of water sanitation and hygiene treatment chemicals limited amount of water storage items insufficient water trucking capacity as well as a large number of non functional water schemes represent the major gaps Last month the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC indicated that the latest cholera outbreak is drought related as Ethiopia is currently experiencing one of the most severe droughts in recent history The IFRC said the drought related cholera outbreak is due to a number of compounding factors like the limited accessibility and availability of safe drinking and cooking water in rural areas where they are exposed to untreated water sources NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Cholera: UN warns more districts at risk of outbreak in Ethiopia
     The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs OCHA has warned that more districts are at risk amid the ongoing cholera outbreak in the southeastern part of Ethiopia The cholera outbreak is currently active in 23 localities of three districts of the Bale zone in the Oromia region as well as in nine localities in one district of the Liban zone in the Somali region the UNOCHA said It said in its latest situation update that the figures indicated that as of October 25 some 273 cholera cases have been reported including nine deaths It added that suspected cases in East Bale are under investigation The caseload has increased by 30 per cent since October 10 with new daily cases reported in Berbere and Kersadula districts according to UNOCHA The UNOCHA which warned that additional districts are at risk of an outbreak said that the ongoing response is hindered by insufficient funding and partners presence It noted that shortage of water sanitation and hygiene treatment chemicals limited amount of water storage items insufficient water trucking capacity as well as a large number of non functional water schemes represent the major gaps Last month the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC indicated that the latest cholera outbreak is drought related as Ethiopia is currently experiencing one of the most severe droughts in recent history The IFRC said the drought related cholera outbreak is due to a number of compounding factors like the limited accessibility and availability of safe drinking and cooking water in rural areas where they are exposed to untreated water sources NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Cholera: UN warns more districts at risk of outbreak in Ethiopia
    Foreign1 month ago

    Cholera: UN warns more districts at risk of outbreak in Ethiopia

    The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned that more districts are at risk amid the ongoing cholera outbreak in the southeastern part of Ethiopia.

    The cholera outbreak is currently active in 23 localities of three districts of the Bale zone in the Oromia region, as well as in nine localities in one district of the Liban zone in the Somali region, the UNOCHA said.

    It said in its latest situation update that the figures indicated that as of October 25, some 273 cholera cases have been reported including nine deaths.

    It added that suspected cases in East Bale are under investigation.

    The caseload has increased by 30 per cent since October 10 with new daily cases reported in Berbere and Kersadula districts, according to UNOCHA.

    The UNOCHA, which warned that additional districts are at risk of an outbreak, said that the ongoing response is hindered by insufficient funding and partners’ presence.

    It noted that shortage of water, sanitation and hygiene treatment chemicals, limited amount of water storage items, insufficient water trucking capacity as well as a large number of non-functional water schemes represent the major gaps.

    Last month, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) indicated that the latest cholera outbreak is drought-related as Ethiopia is currently experiencing one of the most severe droughts in recent history.

    The IFRC said the drought-related cholera outbreak is due to a number of compounding factors, like the limited accessibility and availability of safe drinking and cooking water in rural areas where  they are exposed to untreated water sources.


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  •   The European Commission has provided 150 000 UGX 566 million in humanitarian funds to help families most affected by recent heavy rains which triggered floods and landslides in several districts in eastern Uganda near Mount Elgon The European Commission has provided 150 000 UGX 566 million in humanitarian funds to help families most affected by recent heavy rains which triggered floods and landslides in several districts in eastern Uganda near Mount Elgon Heavy rains have led to loss of life hospitalizations and the destruction of homes and infrastructure More than 20 000 people have been affected 24 people dead and hundreds of houses damaged or destroyed Road infrastructure health centers schools and water facilities have also been affected by the floods posing a high risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid The EU funds will help the Uganda Red Cross Society URCS to provide much needed relief assistance after the floods and landslides especially to displaced families whose homes were severely damaged by heavy rains The assistance will include the provision of essential emergency household items such as blankets mosquito nets solar lamps jerrycans soap and kitchen utensils as well as tarpaulins for temporary shelter URCS will also provide multipurpose cash and voucher assistance to meet the food livelihood and housing needs as well as basic needs of the 500 most vulnerable households in the Elgon sub region The approach is based on a needs and response assessment that informed the feasibility of cash and voucher support among affected communities Many of those affected have also taken refuge in public schools and community halls With overcrowding and limited sanitation facilities the risk of a disease outbreak is high This funding will support the provision of water treatment tablets to prevent waterborne diseases The URCS will reinforce health centers with mobile health teams to reach the most vulnerable people The Red Cross Society will also carry out health promotion exercises provide psychosocial support and provide menstrual hygiene kits for women and girls of reproductive age Lasting four months this operation will help more than 9 000 people in the 3 most affected districts including Mbale Bulambuli and Bukedea districts The funding is part of the overall EU contribution to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund DREF
    The European Union brings aid to the victims of the floods and landslides in Uganda
      The European Commission has provided 150 000 UGX 566 million in humanitarian funds to help families most affected by recent heavy rains which triggered floods and landslides in several districts in eastern Uganda near Mount Elgon The European Commission has provided 150 000 UGX 566 million in humanitarian funds to help families most affected by recent heavy rains which triggered floods and landslides in several districts in eastern Uganda near Mount Elgon Heavy rains have led to loss of life hospitalizations and the destruction of homes and infrastructure More than 20 000 people have been affected 24 people dead and hundreds of houses damaged or destroyed Road infrastructure health centers schools and water facilities have also been affected by the floods posing a high risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid The EU funds will help the Uganda Red Cross Society URCS to provide much needed relief assistance after the floods and landslides especially to displaced families whose homes were severely damaged by heavy rains The assistance will include the provision of essential emergency household items such as blankets mosquito nets solar lamps jerrycans soap and kitchen utensils as well as tarpaulins for temporary shelter URCS will also provide multipurpose cash and voucher assistance to meet the food livelihood and housing needs as well as basic needs of the 500 most vulnerable households in the Elgon sub region The approach is based on a needs and response assessment that informed the feasibility of cash and voucher support among affected communities Many of those affected have also taken refuge in public schools and community halls With overcrowding and limited sanitation facilities the risk of a disease outbreak is high This funding will support the provision of water treatment tablets to prevent waterborne diseases The URCS will reinforce health centers with mobile health teams to reach the most vulnerable people The Red Cross Society will also carry out health promotion exercises provide psychosocial support and provide menstrual hygiene kits for women and girls of reproductive age Lasting four months this operation will help more than 9 000 people in the 3 most affected districts including Mbale Bulambuli and Bukedea districts The funding is part of the overall EU contribution to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund DREF
    The European Union brings aid to the victims of the floods and landslides in Uganda
    Africa4 months ago

    The European Union brings aid to the victims of the floods and landslides in Uganda

    The European Commission has provided €150,000 (UGX 566 million) in humanitarian funds to help families most affected by recent heavy rains, which triggered floods and landslides in several districts in eastern Uganda near Mount Elgon.

    The European Commission has provided €150,000 (UGX 566 million) in humanitarian funds to help families most affected by recent heavy rains, which triggered floods and landslides in several districts in eastern Uganda near Mount Elgon.

    Heavy rains have led to loss of life, hospitalizations, and the destruction of homes and infrastructure.

    More than 20,000 people have been affected, 24 people dead and hundreds of houses damaged or destroyed.

    Road infrastructure, health centers, schools and water facilities have also been affected by the floods, posing a high risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid.

    The EU funds will help the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to provide much-needed relief assistance after the floods and landslides, especially to displaced families whose homes were severely damaged by heavy rains.

    The assistance will include the provision of essential emergency household items such as blankets, mosquito nets, solar lamps, jerrycans, soap and kitchen utensils, as well as tarpaulins for temporary shelter.

    URCS will also provide multipurpose cash and voucher assistance to meet the food, livelihood and housing needs, as well as basic needs, of the 500 most vulnerable households in the Elgon sub-region.

    The approach is based on a needs and response assessment that informed the feasibility of cash and voucher support among affected communities.

    Many of those affected have also taken refuge in public schools and community halls.

    With overcrowding and limited sanitation facilities, the risk of a disease outbreak is high.

    This funding will support the provision of water treatment tablets to prevent waterborne diseases.

    The URCS will reinforce health centers with mobile health teams to reach the most vulnerable people.

    The Red Cross Society will also carry out health promotion exercises, provide psychosocial support and provide menstrual hygiene kits for women and girls of reproductive age.

    Lasting four months, this operation will help more than 9,000 people in the 3 most affected districts, including Mbale, Bulambuli and Bukedea districts.

    The funding is part of the overall EU contribution to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

  •   The European Commission has provided 200 000 in emergency humanitarian funds to help those affected by the recent flash floods Following heavy rains on July 30 31 and August 5 6 2022 in various regions of The Gambia widespread flooding occurred with houses so severely affected that residents had to be evacuated to public buildings for safety The EU funds will support the Gambia Red Cross Society GRCS to help affected households relocate and drain water from their homes The GRCS will focus on the affected regions of Banjul Kanifing Township West Coast Region and North Bank Region In the North Bank region five children were reported dead and one is in critical condition and under treatment as a result of the thunderstorm that accompanied the rains on July 30 2022 Another victim is also reported in the west coast region There are more than 600 affected households in those regions and GCRS support will provide them with cash and emergency relief items including health and hygiene items The GCRS has identified a number of vulnerable people in these areas including the elderly the disabled pregnant and lactating women and children This project will last four months and will benefit some 7 000 people according to the initial evaluation The funding is part of the overall EU contribution to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund DREF
    The Gambia: EU funding for victims of flash floods
      The European Commission has provided 200 000 in emergency humanitarian funds to help those affected by the recent flash floods Following heavy rains on July 30 31 and August 5 6 2022 in various regions of The Gambia widespread flooding occurred with houses so severely affected that residents had to be evacuated to public buildings for safety The EU funds will support the Gambia Red Cross Society GRCS to help affected households relocate and drain water from their homes The GRCS will focus on the affected regions of Banjul Kanifing Township West Coast Region and North Bank Region In the North Bank region five children were reported dead and one is in critical condition and under treatment as a result of the thunderstorm that accompanied the rains on July 30 2022 Another victim is also reported in the west coast region There are more than 600 affected households in those regions and GCRS support will provide them with cash and emergency relief items including health and hygiene items The GCRS has identified a number of vulnerable people in these areas including the elderly the disabled pregnant and lactating women and children This project will last four months and will benefit some 7 000 people according to the initial evaluation The funding is part of the overall EU contribution to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund DREF
    The Gambia: EU funding for victims of flash floods
    Africa4 months ago

    The Gambia: EU funding for victims of flash floods

    The European Commission has provided €200,000 in emergency humanitarian funds to help those affected by the recent flash floods.

    Following heavy rains on July 30-31 and August 5-6, 2022 in various regions of The Gambia, widespread flooding occurred, with houses so severely affected that residents had to be evacuated to public buildings for safety.

    The EU funds will support the Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) to help affected households relocate and drain water from their homes.

    The GRCS will focus on the affected regions of Banjul, Kanifing Township, West Coast Region and North Bank Region.

    In the North Bank region, five children were reported dead and one is in critical condition and under treatment as a result of the thunderstorm that accompanied the rains on July 30, 2022.

    Another victim is also reported in the west coast region.

    There are more than 600 affected households in those regions, and GCRS support will provide them with cash and emergency relief items, including health and hygiene items.

    The GCRS has identified a number of vulnerable people in these areas, including the elderly, the disabled, pregnant and lactating women, and children.

    This project will last four months and will benefit some 7,000 people, according to the initial evaluation.

    The funding is part of the overall EU contribution to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

  •   In anticipation of the start of the major flooding period in Nigeria the European Union is providing 70 000 in emergency preparedness to reduce the impact of flooding in the country This EU funding helps the Nigerian Red Cross Society increase capacity and preparedness to reduce the impact of potential flooding in Ondo Kogi Kebbi Anambra and Cross River states This will be done through increased community awareness pre positioning of stocks mapping of evacuation centers and hygiene promotion This support is expected to directly benefit 10 000 people and indirectly some 25 000 more The funding is part of the overall EU contribution to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund DREF In the last decade especially during the last three years a pattern of flooding has been observed in Nigeria with flooding becoming the second most recurrent hazard affecting the country after epidemics The period of high flooding generally recorded from August to October is usually characterized by the collapse of large dams overflowing of riverbanks and strong occupation of residential areas or the environment by large masses of water due to strong flows of pluvial runoff uprooting and washing away from residential buildings and blowing off building roofs The rainy season also brings with it landslides in which hills and highlands collapse burying buildings and people s farmlands The threat of erosion also contributes to a further deterioration in the condition of people and the environment These trends are showing the need to anticipate the predicted danger and contribute much earlier to the preparedness in the areas at risk As such the Nigerian Red Cross Society will take preventive measures to prepare for the anticipated impact these events could have on the humanitarian situation before the flood season hits the country Background The European Union and its Member States are the world s largest donors of humanitarian aid Relief assistance is an expression of European solidarity with people in need around the world Its goal is to save lives prevent and alleviate human suffering and safeguard the integrity and human dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man made crises Through the European Commission s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department the European Union helps millions of victims of conflicts and disasters every year Headquartered in Brussels and with a global network of field offices the European Union provides assistance to the most vulnerable people on the basis of humanitarian needs The European Union is a signatory to a 3 million humanitarian delegation agreement with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC to support the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund DREF of the Federation DREF funds are allocated primarily to small scale disasters those that do not trigger a formal international appeal The Emergency Fund for Disaster Relief was established in 1985 and is supported by donor contributions Whenever a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society needs immediate financial support to respond to a disaster it can apply for DREF funds For small scale disasters the International Federation allocates grants from the Fund which can then be replenished by donors The delegation agreement between the IFRC and ECHO allows the latter to replenish the DREF for agreed operations fitting with its humanitarian mandate up to a total of 3 million
    The European Union provides €70,000 to reinforce flood preparedness in Nigeria
      In anticipation of the start of the major flooding period in Nigeria the European Union is providing 70 000 in emergency preparedness to reduce the impact of flooding in the country This EU funding helps the Nigerian Red Cross Society increase capacity and preparedness to reduce the impact of potential flooding in Ondo Kogi Kebbi Anambra and Cross River states This will be done through increased community awareness pre positioning of stocks mapping of evacuation centers and hygiene promotion This support is expected to directly benefit 10 000 people and indirectly some 25 000 more The funding is part of the overall EU contribution to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund DREF In the last decade especially during the last three years a pattern of flooding has been observed in Nigeria with flooding becoming the second most recurrent hazard affecting the country after epidemics The period of high flooding generally recorded from August to October is usually characterized by the collapse of large dams overflowing of riverbanks and strong occupation of residential areas or the environment by large masses of water due to strong flows of pluvial runoff uprooting and washing away from residential buildings and blowing off building roofs The rainy season also brings with it landslides in which hills and highlands collapse burying buildings and people s farmlands The threat of erosion also contributes to a further deterioration in the condition of people and the environment These trends are showing the need to anticipate the predicted danger and contribute much earlier to the preparedness in the areas at risk As such the Nigerian Red Cross Society will take preventive measures to prepare for the anticipated impact these events could have on the humanitarian situation before the flood season hits the country Background The European Union and its Member States are the world s largest donors of humanitarian aid Relief assistance is an expression of European solidarity with people in need around the world Its goal is to save lives prevent and alleviate human suffering and safeguard the integrity and human dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man made crises Through the European Commission s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department the European Union helps millions of victims of conflicts and disasters every year Headquartered in Brussels and with a global network of field offices the European Union provides assistance to the most vulnerable people on the basis of humanitarian needs The European Union is a signatory to a 3 million humanitarian delegation agreement with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC to support the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund DREF of the Federation DREF funds are allocated primarily to small scale disasters those that do not trigger a formal international appeal The Emergency Fund for Disaster Relief was established in 1985 and is supported by donor contributions Whenever a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society needs immediate financial support to respond to a disaster it can apply for DREF funds For small scale disasters the International Federation allocates grants from the Fund which can then be replenished by donors The delegation agreement between the IFRC and ECHO allows the latter to replenish the DREF for agreed operations fitting with its humanitarian mandate up to a total of 3 million
    The European Union provides €70,000 to reinforce flood preparedness in Nigeria
    Africa4 months ago

    The European Union provides €70,000 to reinforce flood preparedness in Nigeria

    In anticipation of the start of the major flooding period in Nigeria, the European Union is providing €70,000 in emergency preparedness to reduce the impact of flooding in the country.

    This EU funding helps the Nigerian Red Cross Society increase capacity and preparedness to reduce the impact of potential flooding in Ondo, Kogi, Kebbi, Anambra and Cross River states.

    This will be done through increased community awareness, pre-positioning of stocks, mapping of evacuation centers and hygiene promotion.

    This support is expected to directly benefit 10,000 people and, indirectly, some 25,000 more.

    The funding is part of the overall EU contribution to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

    In the last decade, especially during the last three years, a pattern of flooding has been observed in Nigeria, with flooding becoming the second most recurrent hazard affecting the country, after epidemics.

    The period of high flooding, generally recorded from August to October, is usually characterized by the collapse of large dams, overflowing of riverbanks and strong occupation of residential areas or the environment by large masses of water due to strong flows of pluvial runoff, uprooting and washing.

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    away from residential buildings, and blowing off building roofs.

    The rainy season also brings with it landslides in which hills and highlands collapse, burying buildings and people's farmlands.

    The threat of erosion also contributes to a further deterioration in the condition of people and the environment.

    These trends are showing the need to anticipate the predicted danger and contribute much earlier to the preparedness in the areas at risk.

    As such, the Nigerian Red Cross Society will take preventive measures to prepare for the anticipated impact these events could have on the humanitarian situation before the flood season hits the country.

    Background The European Union and its Member States are the world's largest donors of humanitarian aid.

    Relief assistance is an expression of European solidarity with people in need around the world.

    Its goal is to save lives, prevent and alleviate human suffering, and safeguard the integrity and human dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises.

    Through the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department, the European Union helps millions of victims of conflicts and disasters every year.

    Headquartered in Brussels and with a global network of field offices, the European Union provides assistance to the most vulnerable people on the basis of humanitarian needs.

    The European Union is a signatory to a €3 million humanitarian delegation agreement with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

    ) of the Federation.

    DREF funds are allocated primarily to “small-scale” disasters, those that do not trigger a formal international appeal.

    The Emergency Fund for Disaster Relief was established in 1985 and is supported by donor contributions.

    Whenever a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society needs immediate financial support to respond to a disaster, it can apply for DREF funds.

    For small-scale disasters, the International Federation allocates grants from the Fund, which can then be replenished by donors.

    The delegation agreement between the IFRC and ECHO allows the latter to replenish the DREF for agreed operations (fitting with its humanitarian mandate) up to a total of €3 million.

  •  The European Union EU has provided 70 000 as emergency preparedness to reduce the impact of floods in the country This is contained in a statement by the body on Tuesday and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja The funding is to support the Nigerian Red Cross Society to increase its capacity and preparedness to reduce the impact of likely floods in Ondo Kogi Kebbi Anambra and Cross River States This will be done through increased community awareness prepositioning of stocks mapping of evacuation centres and hygiene promotion The statement read in part It is expected that this support directly benefits 10 000 people and indirectly around 25 000 more The funding is part of the EU s overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund DREF of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC In the past decade especially during the last three years there has been an observed pattern of flooding in Nigeria with floods becoming the second most recurrent hazard affecting the country after the epidemics The high flooding period generally recorded from August to October is usually characterised by the collapse of major dams overflow of riverbanks and heavy occupation of residential areas or the environment by large masses of water due to heavy flow of run off rainwater Uprooting and washing away of residential buildings and blowing away roofs of buildings The rainy season also brings with it landslides in which hills and high lands collapse burying people s buildings and farmlands The menace of erosion also comes in to contribute to further deteriorate the conditions of the people and their environments The union added that these trends were showing the necessity to anticipate the forecasted hazards and contributed much earlier to the preparedness in the area at risk As such it said that the Nigeria Red Cross Society would take preventive measures to prepare for the anticipated impact that these events could have on the humanitarian situation before the flood season would hit the country The EU and its member states are the world s leading donor of humanitarian aid Relief assistance is an expression of European Union solidarity with people in need all around the world NewsSourceCredit NAN
    EU commits €70,000  to combat floods in Nigeria
     The European Union EU has provided 70 000 as emergency preparedness to reduce the impact of floods in the country This is contained in a statement by the body on Tuesday and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja The funding is to support the Nigerian Red Cross Society to increase its capacity and preparedness to reduce the impact of likely floods in Ondo Kogi Kebbi Anambra and Cross River States This will be done through increased community awareness prepositioning of stocks mapping of evacuation centres and hygiene promotion The statement read in part It is expected that this support directly benefits 10 000 people and indirectly around 25 000 more The funding is part of the EU s overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund DREF of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC In the past decade especially during the last three years there has been an observed pattern of flooding in Nigeria with floods becoming the second most recurrent hazard affecting the country after the epidemics The high flooding period generally recorded from August to October is usually characterised by the collapse of major dams overflow of riverbanks and heavy occupation of residential areas or the environment by large masses of water due to heavy flow of run off rainwater Uprooting and washing away of residential buildings and blowing away roofs of buildings The rainy season also brings with it landslides in which hills and high lands collapse burying people s buildings and farmlands The menace of erosion also comes in to contribute to further deteriorate the conditions of the people and their environments The union added that these trends were showing the necessity to anticipate the forecasted hazards and contributed much earlier to the preparedness in the area at risk As such it said that the Nigeria Red Cross Society would take preventive measures to prepare for the anticipated impact that these events could have on the humanitarian situation before the flood season would hit the country The EU and its member states are the world s leading donor of humanitarian aid Relief assistance is an expression of European Union solidarity with people in need all around the world NewsSourceCredit NAN
    EU commits €70,000  to combat floods in Nigeria
    Foreign4 months ago

    EU commits €70,000  to combat floods in Nigeria

    The European Union (EU) has provided €70,000 as emergency preparedness to reduce the impact of floods in the country.

    This is contained in a statement by the body on Tuesday and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

    The funding  is to support  the Nigerian Red Cross Society to increase its capacity and preparedness to reduce the impact of likely floods in: Ondo, Kogi, Kebbi, Anambra, and Cross River States.

    “This will be done through increased community awareness, prepositioning of stocks, mapping of evacuation centres and hygiene promotion.

    ” The statement read in part: “It is expected that this support directly benefits 10,000 people and, indirectly, around 25,000 more.

    “The funding is part of the EU’s overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

    “In the past decade, especially during the last three years, there has been an observed pattern of flooding in Nigeria, with floods becoming the second most recurrent hazard affecting the country, after the epidemics.

    “The high flooding period generally recorded from August to October is usually characterised by the collapse of major dams, overflow of riverbanks and heavy occupation of residential areas or the environment by large masses of water due to heavy flow of run-off rainwater.

    “Uprooting and washing away of residential buildings, and blowing away roofs of buildings.

    The rainy season also brings with it landslides in which hills and high lands collapse, burying people’s buildings and farmlands.

    “The menace of erosion also comes in to contribute to further deteriorate  the conditions of the people and their  environments.

    ” The union added that these trends were showing the necessity to anticipate the forecasted hazards and contributed much earlier to the preparedness in the area at risk.

    As such, it said that the Nigeria Red Cross Society would take preventive measures to prepare for the anticipated impact that these events could have on the humanitarian situation before the flood season would  hit the country.

    The EU and its member states are the world’s leading donor of humanitarian aid.

    Relief assistance is an expression of European Union solidarity with people in need all around the world. 


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   In response to the long drought affecting the Horn of Africa and its consequences the Italian Cooperation is providing emergency funding of 500 000 for the work of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC in Somalia The grant will enable the International Federation to support the Somali Red Crescent Society in its early response activities to help vulnerable people most exposed to the food crisis The financing is a concrete example of the solidarity of the Italian Government with the population of Somalia It adds to the emergency funding provided in recent weeks to the World Food Program WFP in response to food crises in Kenya 500 000 Sri Lanka 300 000 and Uganda 200 000
    ​Somalia Emergency financing from the Italian Cooperation in response to the country’s food crisis
      In response to the long drought affecting the Horn of Africa and its consequences the Italian Cooperation is providing emergency funding of 500 000 for the work of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC in Somalia The grant will enable the International Federation to support the Somali Red Crescent Society in its early response activities to help vulnerable people most exposed to the food crisis The financing is a concrete example of the solidarity of the Italian Government with the population of Somalia It adds to the emergency funding provided in recent weeks to the World Food Program WFP in response to food crises in Kenya 500 000 Sri Lanka 300 000 and Uganda 200 000
    ​Somalia Emergency financing from the Italian Cooperation in response to the country’s food crisis
    Africa4 months ago

    ​Somalia Emergency financing from the Italian Cooperation in response to the country’s food crisis

    In response to the long drought affecting the Horn of Africa and its consequences, the Italian Cooperation is providing emergency funding of €500,000 for the work of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Somalia.

    The grant will enable the International Federation to support the Somali Red Crescent Society in its early response activities to help vulnerable people most exposed to the food crisis.

    The financing is a concrete example of the solidarity of the Italian Government with the population of Somalia.

    It adds to the emergency funding provided in recent weeks to the World Food Program (WFP) in response to food crises in Kenya (€500,000), Sri Lanka (€300,000) and Uganda (€200,000).

  •   The United States through the United States Agency for International Development USAID is providing an initial 100 000 in immediate humanitarian assistance to Cape Verde in response to widespread food insecurity resulting from the combined effects of years of drought COVID 19 pandemic rising inflation and supply constraints from Russia s war against Ukraine More than 46 000 people around 10 of Cape Verde s 480 000 inhabitants face food insecurity during the lean season from June to August 2022 more than double the number of people affected during the previous season shortage in 2018 This initial humanitarian assistance will help the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC to provide immediate food assistance to the most vulnerable communities affected by acute food insecurity in Cape Verde USAID disaster experts in Washington DC and the region will continue to closely monitor humanitarian needs in coordination with our partners on the ground The United States stands with the people of Cape Verde and will work to help them get back on their feet in their time of need
    The United States Provides Immediate Assistance to Respond to Widespread Food Insecurity in Cape Verde
      The United States through the United States Agency for International Development USAID is providing an initial 100 000 in immediate humanitarian assistance to Cape Verde in response to widespread food insecurity resulting from the combined effects of years of drought COVID 19 pandemic rising inflation and supply constraints from Russia s war against Ukraine More than 46 000 people around 10 of Cape Verde s 480 000 inhabitants face food insecurity during the lean season from June to August 2022 more than double the number of people affected during the previous season shortage in 2018 This initial humanitarian assistance will help the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC to provide immediate food assistance to the most vulnerable communities affected by acute food insecurity in Cape Verde USAID disaster experts in Washington DC and the region will continue to closely monitor humanitarian needs in coordination with our partners on the ground The United States stands with the people of Cape Verde and will work to help them get back on their feet in their time of need
    The United States Provides Immediate Assistance to Respond to Widespread Food Insecurity in Cape Verde
    Africa5 months ago

    The United States Provides Immediate Assistance to Respond to Widespread Food Insecurity in Cape Verde

    The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an initial $100,000 in immediate humanitarian assistance to Cape Verde in response to widespread food insecurity resulting from the combined effects of years of drought, COVID-19 pandemic, rising inflation and supply constraints from Russia's war against Ukraine.

    More than 46,000 people (around 10% of Cape Verde's 480,000 inhabitants) face food insecurity during the lean season from June to August 2022, more than double the number of people affected during the previous season shortage in 2018. This initial humanitarian assistance will help the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to provide immediate food assistance to the most vulnerable communities affected by acute food insecurity in Cape Verde. USAID disaster experts in Washington, DC and the region will continue to closely monitor humanitarian needs in coordination with our partners on the ground. The United States stands with the people of Cape Verde and will work to help them get back on their feet in their time of need.

  •  The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC has received 350 000 dollars from Coca Cola Foundation to accelerate vaccination for Nigerians against COVID 19 Mr Chima Nwankwo Coordinator Communications and Advocacy of the society made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja The grant awarded through the StoptheSpread fund administered by the foundation is valued at 350 000 dollars It will focus on increasing vaccine uptake and logistic support in key states where there have been established vaccine hesitancy in Nigeria IFRC will work with local Red Cross Society teams and volunteers to execute the programme This donation will enable the cross access some of the hardest to reach communities in Nigeria he said Quoting Mr AbubakarKende Secretary General of the Society Nwankwo said If we are to have any chance at stopping COVID 19 transmission we must ensure that we make it possible for these communities to not just understand the danger this virus portends but also through personal protection and access to vaccination He said the mobilisation campaign would create public enlightenment messages about the benefits of taking the vaccine and also help interested persons find a vaccination site closest to them According to him the society volunteers have already commenced risk communication and community engagement activities in communities in Bauchi Bayelsa Kogi Ebonyi and Edo states He said that as part of the intervention and community advocacy the cross volunteers would provide useful information to members of the communities about the benefits of the vaccine Nwankwo said that the volunteers would also address the quell rumors and myths associated with virus He said they would provide clear answers to questions relating to the pandemic as well as direct community members to medical facilities where they could get vaccinated safely According to him the campaign will run until October NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Red cross receives 0,000 to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination
     The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC has received 350 000 dollars from Coca Cola Foundation to accelerate vaccination for Nigerians against COVID 19 Mr Chima Nwankwo Coordinator Communications and Advocacy of the society made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja The grant awarded through the StoptheSpread fund administered by the foundation is valued at 350 000 dollars It will focus on increasing vaccine uptake and logistic support in key states where there have been established vaccine hesitancy in Nigeria IFRC will work with local Red Cross Society teams and volunteers to execute the programme This donation will enable the cross access some of the hardest to reach communities in Nigeria he said Quoting Mr AbubakarKende Secretary General of the Society Nwankwo said If we are to have any chance at stopping COVID 19 transmission we must ensure that we make it possible for these communities to not just understand the danger this virus portends but also through personal protection and access to vaccination He said the mobilisation campaign would create public enlightenment messages about the benefits of taking the vaccine and also help interested persons find a vaccination site closest to them According to him the society volunteers have already commenced risk communication and community engagement activities in communities in Bauchi Bayelsa Kogi Ebonyi and Edo states He said that as part of the intervention and community advocacy the cross volunteers would provide useful information to members of the communities about the benefits of the vaccine Nwankwo said that the volunteers would also address the quell rumors and myths associated with virus He said they would provide clear answers to questions relating to the pandemic as well as direct community members to medical facilities where they could get vaccinated safely According to him the campaign will run until October NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Red cross receives 0,000 to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination
    General news6 months ago

    Red cross receives $350,000 to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has received $350,000 dollars from Coca-Cola Foundation to accelerate vaccination for Nigerians against COVID-19.

    Mr Chima Nwankwo. Coordinator, Communications and Advocacy of the society, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

    “The grant, awarded through the #StoptheSpread fund, administered by the foundation is valued at $350,000 dollars.

    “It will focus on increasing vaccine uptake and logistic support in key states where there have been established vaccine hesitancy in Nigeria.

    “IFRC will work with local Red Cross Society teams and volunteers to execute the programme.

    “This donation will enable the cross access some of the hardest to reach communities in Nigeria,’’ he said.

    Quoting Mr AbubakarKende, Secretary-General of the Society, Nwankwo said: “If we are to have any chance at stopping COVID-19 transmission, we must ensure that we make it possible for these communities to not just understand the danger this virus portends, but also through personal protection and access to vaccination.”

    He said the mobilisation campaign would create public enlightenment messages about the benefits of taking the vaccine and also help interested persons find a vaccination site closest to them.

    According to him, the society volunteers have already commenced risk communication and community engagement activities in communities in Bauchi, Bayelsa, Kogi, Ebonyi and Edo states.

    He said that as part of the intervention and community advocacy, the cross volunteers would provide useful information to members of the communities about the benefits of the vaccine.

    Nwankwo said that the volunteers would also address the quell rumors and myths associated with virus.

    He said they would provide clear answers to questions relating to the pandemic as well as direct community members to medical facilities where they could get vaccinated safely.

    According to him, the campaign will run until October. (

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC has expressed dismay at the description of Nigeria as cholera endemic in the African continent The Director General NCDC Dr Ifedayo Adetifa said this at the review of the National Strategic Plan of Action on Cholera Control NSPACC on Wednesday in Abuja NAN reports that the NSPACC and the 2022 work plan is organised by NCDC in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Adetifa said that it was of concern that Africa s most populous nation with over 200 million people and the largest economy on the continent can be so described While many countries have since eliminated cholera an infectious disease transmitted through poor environmental and personal hygiene Nigeria remains one of the countries where it is endemic With advancement in health and technology Nigeria still has a long way to go as we experience cholera outbreaks annually Ongoing cholera outbreaks show that resources whether actual or perceived are insufficient in keeping this disease at bay While funding is crucial it especially requires our political leaders commitment It takes states knowing their outbreak and ensuring a state specific response to address issues like safe water infrastructure he said According to the NCDC boss while all of this is easy to say theoretically I know we are all aware that improving water and environmental safety to eliminate cholera is not an overnight task He said that eliminating cholera had been the aim of endemic countries However mobilised funding efforts and collaborations have become more visible with national cholera plans These efforts must be monitored and evaluated which is why we are here today In 2018 the National Strategic Plan of Action for Cholera Control was developed with intervention areas from leadership and coordination to social mobilisation and Oral Cholera Vaccine OCV interventions Today four years later with several devastating cholera outbreaks in between the mission and vision remain the ambition to reduce cholera outbreaks he said He added that the meeting was to review the strategic plan to further the ambition Prof Adebola Olayinka World Health Organisation Cholera and Incident Manager said that the long term solution for cholera control lies in economic development and universal access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation Olayinka said that actions targeting environmental conditions included the implementation of adapted long term sustainable WASH solutions to ensure the use of safe water basic sanitation and good hygiene practices in cholera hotspots In addition to cholera such interventions prevent a wide range of other water borne illnesses as well as contribute to achieving goals related to poverty malnutrition and education The WASH solutions for cholera are aligned with those of the Sustainable Development Goals SDG 6 she said Mr Abel Augustino Country Support Platform CSP Country Support Manager Delegate International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC said that the Global Task Force on Cholera Control GTFCC is a network of governmental and non governmental organisations It includes UN agencies and scientific partner institutions that help coordinate activities for cholera control he said Augustino said that the GTFCC Secretariat is hosted at WHO It operates via its in country support mechanism the CSP which is hosted by the IFRC and provides direct country level support in priority geographies It gathers organisations working across different sectors through a platform to support countries in the implementation of the GTFCC s Ending Cholera by 2030 Global Roadmap It is a shared global strategy to achieve 90 per cent reduction in cholera deaths and cholera elimination in 20 countries by 2030 he said He said that the objective of the CSP Nigeria Resource Mobilisation Strategy is to secure sustainable resources for all pillars to achieve the roadmap implementation and also to launch a roadmap and advocacy Task Force in the country According to him this is also to secure commitments from donors for anticipated funding and funding gaps He added that it would also achieve full political engagement in cholera control from relevant partners and donors Augustino said that it would continue to elevate cholera on the regional and national agendas and increase funding for long term WASH in cholera hotspots in the country He added that the objectives would Institutionalise the use of cholera as an indicator of the highest priority WASH needs in major WASH donors and implementers Ms Annika Wedland Senior Scientific Officer GTFCC said that the key role of the GTFCC is to promote and support the implementation of the Roadmap at the country level Wedland said that GTFCC also provides advocacy coordination policy guidance and technical assistance necessary for countries to develop National Cholera Plans and implement them effectively NAN recalls that a global strategy on cholera control Ending Cholera a global roadmap to 2030 with a target to reduce cholera deaths by 90 per cent was launched in 2017 Researchers have estimated that each year there are 1 3 million to 4 0 million cases of cholera and 21 000 to 143 000 deaths worldwide due to cholera Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated The provision of safe water and sanitation is critical to preventing and controlling the transmission of cholera and other waterborne diseases Severe cases will need rapid treatment with intravenous fluids and antibiotics Experts recommend oral cholera vaccines with improvements in water and sanitation to control cholera outbreaks and for prevention in areas known to be at high risk for cholera Source NAN
    NCDC expresses dismay at description of Nigeria as cholera endemic
     The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC has expressed dismay at the description of Nigeria as cholera endemic in the African continent The Director General NCDC Dr Ifedayo Adetifa said this at the review of the National Strategic Plan of Action on Cholera Control NSPACC on Wednesday in Abuja NAN reports that the NSPACC and the 2022 work plan is organised by NCDC in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Adetifa said that it was of concern that Africa s most populous nation with over 200 million people and the largest economy on the continent can be so described While many countries have since eliminated cholera an infectious disease transmitted through poor environmental and personal hygiene Nigeria remains one of the countries where it is endemic With advancement in health and technology Nigeria still has a long way to go as we experience cholera outbreaks annually Ongoing cholera outbreaks show that resources whether actual or perceived are insufficient in keeping this disease at bay While funding is crucial it especially requires our political leaders commitment It takes states knowing their outbreak and ensuring a state specific response to address issues like safe water infrastructure he said According to the NCDC boss while all of this is easy to say theoretically I know we are all aware that improving water and environmental safety to eliminate cholera is not an overnight task He said that eliminating cholera had been the aim of endemic countries However mobilised funding efforts and collaborations have become more visible with national cholera plans These efforts must be monitored and evaluated which is why we are here today In 2018 the National Strategic Plan of Action for Cholera Control was developed with intervention areas from leadership and coordination to social mobilisation and Oral Cholera Vaccine OCV interventions Today four years later with several devastating cholera outbreaks in between the mission and vision remain the ambition to reduce cholera outbreaks he said He added that the meeting was to review the strategic plan to further the ambition Prof Adebola Olayinka World Health Organisation Cholera and Incident Manager said that the long term solution for cholera control lies in economic development and universal access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation Olayinka said that actions targeting environmental conditions included the implementation of adapted long term sustainable WASH solutions to ensure the use of safe water basic sanitation and good hygiene practices in cholera hotspots In addition to cholera such interventions prevent a wide range of other water borne illnesses as well as contribute to achieving goals related to poverty malnutrition and education The WASH solutions for cholera are aligned with those of the Sustainable Development Goals SDG 6 she said Mr Abel Augustino Country Support Platform CSP Country Support Manager Delegate International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC said that the Global Task Force on Cholera Control GTFCC is a network of governmental and non governmental organisations It includes UN agencies and scientific partner institutions that help coordinate activities for cholera control he said Augustino said that the GTFCC Secretariat is hosted at WHO It operates via its in country support mechanism the CSP which is hosted by the IFRC and provides direct country level support in priority geographies It gathers organisations working across different sectors through a platform to support countries in the implementation of the GTFCC s Ending Cholera by 2030 Global Roadmap It is a shared global strategy to achieve 90 per cent reduction in cholera deaths and cholera elimination in 20 countries by 2030 he said He said that the objective of the CSP Nigeria Resource Mobilisation Strategy is to secure sustainable resources for all pillars to achieve the roadmap implementation and also to launch a roadmap and advocacy Task Force in the country According to him this is also to secure commitments from donors for anticipated funding and funding gaps He added that it would also achieve full political engagement in cholera control from relevant partners and donors Augustino said that it would continue to elevate cholera on the regional and national agendas and increase funding for long term WASH in cholera hotspots in the country He added that the objectives would Institutionalise the use of cholera as an indicator of the highest priority WASH needs in major WASH donors and implementers Ms Annika Wedland Senior Scientific Officer GTFCC said that the key role of the GTFCC is to promote and support the implementation of the Roadmap at the country level Wedland said that GTFCC also provides advocacy coordination policy guidance and technical assistance necessary for countries to develop National Cholera Plans and implement them effectively NAN recalls that a global strategy on cholera control Ending Cholera a global roadmap to 2030 with a target to reduce cholera deaths by 90 per cent was launched in 2017 Researchers have estimated that each year there are 1 3 million to 4 0 million cases of cholera and 21 000 to 143 000 deaths worldwide due to cholera Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated The provision of safe water and sanitation is critical to preventing and controlling the transmission of cholera and other waterborne diseases Severe cases will need rapid treatment with intravenous fluids and antibiotics Experts recommend oral cholera vaccines with improvements in water and sanitation to control cholera outbreaks and for prevention in areas known to be at high risk for cholera Source NAN
    NCDC expresses dismay at description of Nigeria as cholera endemic
    General news6 months ago

    NCDC expresses dismay at description of Nigeria as cholera endemic

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has expressed dismay at the description of Nigeria as cholera endemic in the African continent.

    The Director-General, NCDC, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, said this at the review of the National Strategic Plan of Action on Cholera Control (NSPACC), on Wednesday in Abuja.

    NAN reports that the NSPACC and the 2022 work-plan is organised by NCDC, in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

    Adetifa said that it was of concern that Africa’s most populous nation, with over 200 million people and the largest economy on the continent, can be so described.

    “While many countries have since eliminated cholera, an infectious disease transmitted through poor environmental and personal hygiene, Nigeria remains one of the countries where it is endemic.

    “With advancement in health and technology, Nigeria still has a long way to go as we experience cholera outbreaks annually.

    “Ongoing cholera outbreaks show that resources, whether actual or perceived, are insufficient in keeping this disease at bay.

    “While funding is crucial, it especially requires our political leaders’ commitment.

    “It takes states knowing their outbreak and ensuring a state-specific response to address issues like safe water infrastructure,” he said.

    According to the NCDC boss, “while all of this is easy to say theoretically, I know we are all aware that improving water and environmental safety to eliminate cholera is not an overnight task.”

    He said that eliminating cholera had been the aim of endemic countries.

    “However, mobilised funding, efforts and collaborations have become more visible with national cholera plans.

    “These efforts must be monitored and evaluated, which is why we are here today.

    “In 2018, the National Strategic Plan of Action for Cholera Control was developed with intervention areas from leadership and coordination to social mobilisation and Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) interventions.

    “Today, four years later, with several devastating cholera outbreaks in between, the mission and vision remain the ambition to reduce cholera outbreaks,” he said.

    He added that the meeting was to review the strategic plan to further the ambition.

    Prof. Adebola Olayinka, World Health Organisation, Cholera and Incident Manager, said that the long-term solution for cholera control lies in economic development and universal access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

    Olayinka said that actions targeting environmental conditions included the implementation of adapted long-term sustainable WASH solutions to ensure the use of safe water, basic sanitation and good hygiene practices in cholera hotspots.

    “In addition to cholera, such interventions prevent a wide range of other water-borne illnesses, as well as contribute to achieving goals related to poverty, malnutrition, and education.

    “The WASH solutions for cholera are aligned with those of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 6),” she said.

    Mr Abel Augustino, Country Support Platform (CSP), Country Support Manager-Delegate, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), said that the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) is a network of governmental and non-governmental organisations.

    “It includes UN agencies and scientific partner institutions that help coordinate activities for cholera control,” he said.

    Augustino said that the GTFCC Secretariat is hosted at WHO.

    “It operates via its in-country support mechanism, the CSP, which is hosted by the IFRC and provides direct country-level support in priority geographies.

    “It gathers organisations working across different sectors through a platform to support countries in the implementation of the GTFCC’s Ending Cholera by 2030 Global Roadmap.

    “It is a shared global strategy to achieve 90 per cent reduction in cholera deaths and cholera elimination in 20 countries by 2030,” he said.

    He said that the objective of the CSP, Nigeria Resource Mobilisation Strategy, is to secure sustainable resources for all pillars to achieve the roadmap implementation and also to launch a roadmap and advocacy Task Force in the country.

    According to him, this is also to secure commitments from donors for anticipated funding and funding gaps.

    He added that it would also achieve full political engagement in cholera control from relevant partners and donors.

    Augustino said that it would continue to elevate cholera on the regional and national agendas, and increase funding for long-term WASH in cholera hotspots in the country.

    He added that the objectives would Institutionalise the use of cholera as an indicator of the highest priority WASH needs in major WASH donors and implementers.

    Ms Annika Wedland, Senior Scientific Officer, GTFCC, said that the key role of the GTFCC is to promote and support the implementation of the Roadmap at the country level.

    Wedland said that GTFCC also provides advocacy, coordination, policy guidance and technical assistance necessary for countries to develop National Cholera Plans and implement them effectively.

    NAN recalls that a global strategy on cholera control, Ending Cholera: a global roadmap to 2030, with a target to reduce cholera deaths by 90 per cent was launched in 2017.

    Researchers have estimated that each year there are 1.3 million to 4.0 million cases of cholera, and 21,000 to 143,000 deaths worldwide due to cholera.

    Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated.

    The provision of safe water and sanitation is critical to preventing and controlling the transmission of cholera and other waterborne diseases.

    Severe cases will need rapid treatment with intravenous fluids and antibiotics.

    Experts recommend oral cholera vaccines, with improvements in water and sanitation to control cholera outbreaks and for prevention in areas known to be at high risk for cholera. .

    Source: NAN

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