Highlights / cholera

Health, International

Vaccines arrive in Mozambique as cholera spreads rapidly

There are 1,052 confirmed cases of cholera in Mozambique the aftermath of Cyclone Idai and aid workers are rushing to stop the rapid spread of the disease. UNICEF and the World Health Organization have procured almost 900,000 doses of cholera» 

International

Aid agencies fear cholera could hit flooded southern Africa

The death toll after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwi is 761 and likely to climb. About 228,000 people have been displaced in Mozambique and diarrhea is already reported in some camps but there is no confirmation of cholera» 

International, Politics

Yemen pounded by airstrikes, withered by cholera and famine

The bloody pace of war in Yemen quickened in 2017 increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, even as the war-torn country deals with the world’s largest cholera outbreak, according to back-to-back reports by» 

Health, International, Politics

Deadly cholera outbreak brings back focus on Yemen’s forgotten war

A deadly outbreak of cholera that has killed at least 124 people in Yemen in the last two weeks has put the limelight back on what many call the Middle East’s forgotten war. Authorities in the rebel-controlled capital Sanaa have»