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Haiti battles cholera outbreak
2012-09-01 18:18:40 | (0 Comments)
The United Nations (UN) says Haiti is struggling to cope with the cholera outbreak there as aid groups are leaving the country because of a lack of funding.
The cholera outbreak has killed more than 7,200 people across Haiti as the country continues to recover from the powerful earthquake that killed more than 300,000 people and left more than one million homeless in 2010.
In a report to the UN Security Council yesterday, Secretary General Ban ki-Moon said there had been an increase in the number of cholera cases in Haiti since the rainy season began in early March.
Ban ki-Moon says the World Health Organization projects that there could be up to 112,000 cases this year.
The first case of cholera was detected in October 2010 and Haitians have accused Nepalese UN troops of starting the epidemic that has so far killed more than 7,200 people.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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