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WHO wary of 'major setback' on cholera in Yemen amid blockade

Geneva - The World Health Organization warned Friday that a Saudi-led blockade of Yemen was threatening to undo efforts to rein in a cholera epidemic already affecting nearly one million people in the war-ravaged country.

Cholera risk a 'ticking bomb' for Rohingya refugees: Red Cross

Geneva - The threat of cholera is like a "ticking bomb" for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have flooded into Bangladesh in recent weeks, the Red Cross chief warned.

WHO urges Yemen to accept vaccines as cholera crisis deepens

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Monday urged Yemen to approve cholera vaccinations it has offered to help contain an epidemic that could affect nearly a million people by year's end.

UN seeks $10 million as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens

Maiduguri - At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said Monday, calling for nearly $10 million to keep the disease from spreading.

Cholera cases in Yemen could hit 850,000 this year: Red Cross

Geneva - The cholera epidemic tearing through Yemen, exacerbating the already dire humanitarian situation in the war-ravaged country, could impact 850,000 people by the end of the year, the Red Cross warned Wednesday.

Yemen cholera cases soar past half-million: WHO

Geneva - Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said Monday.

Yemen cholera cases could exceed 600,000 in 2017: Red Cross

Sanaa - More than 600,000 people are expected to contract cholera in Yemen this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Sunday as the war-torn country's healthcare system faces collapse.

UN asks countries to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund

New York - The United Nations said it will ask countries to voluntarily hand over $40.5 million remaining from the budget of the soon-to-close mission in Haiti to help victims of cholera there.

UN blames Yemen warring sides for 'man-made' cholera crisis

New York - The UN aid chief on Wednesday blamed Yemen's warring parties and their foreign backers for a 'man-made' cholera outbreak affecting 320,000 people in a country already reeling from war and severe food shortages.

Yemen cholera cases could pass 300,000 by September: UN

Geneva - A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases today, the United Nations said Friday.

Yemen cholera death toll passes 1,100: WHO

Geneva - Cholera has killed 1,170 people in war-ravaged Yemen and the number of suspected cases is now at nearly 2,000 a day, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Yemen cholera toll nears 1,000 as 'humanity loses out to politics'

Amman - The death toll from a cholera outbreak is approaching 1,000 in Yemen, a war-devastated and impoverished country where "humanity is losing out to politics", a senior UN official said Thursday.

UN seeks funds urgently for Haiti's cholera

New York - The United Nations on Wednesday launched another urgent appeal to member countries to finance its nearly empty relief fund for battling cholera in Haiti.It was expected to raise $400 million over two years but only about 2.

Less than 30% of pledged Yemen aid delivered: UN

Sanaa - Less than 30 percent of pledged international aid has been delivered to Yemen this year, a UN official said Wednesday, as millions across the country struggle to survive. Donors in April pledged close to $1.

Less than 30% of pledged Yemen aid delivered: UN

Sanaa - Less than 30 percent of pledged international aid has been delivered to Yemen this year, a UN official said Wednesday, as millions across the country struggle to survive. Donors in April pledged close to $1.

Less than 30% of pledged Yemen aid delivered: UN

Sanaa - Less than 30 percent of pledged international aid has been delivered to Yemen this year, a UN official said Wednesday, as millions across the country struggle to survive. Donors in April pledged close to $1.

Cholera leaves Yemen hospitals in constant code black

Sanaa - At Yemen's Sabaeen Hospital, code black is an understatement: patients sleep three to a bed, on the bare floor or outside in tents as cholera brings a country torn by war to its knees.

UN wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund

New York - The United Nations is proposing that $40.5 million from the unspent budget of the UN mission in Haiti be poured into a special fund to help its cholera victims, according to a report released Tuesday.

Nearly 23,500 cholera cases, 242 deaths in Yemen in three weeks : WHO

Geneva - A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen has killed 242 people, and left nearly 23,500 others sick in the past three weeks alone, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

Sanaa - Authorities in Sanaa, which is controlled by Shiite rebels, have declared a state of emergency over a deadly outbreak of cholera that has spread rapidly in the Yemeni capital.

Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

Sanaa - Authorities in Sanaa, which is controlled by Shiite rebels, have declared a state of emergency in the Yemeni capital, where a deadly outbreak of cholera has spread rapidly.

115 dead as Yemen cholera outbreak spreads: ICRC

Sanaa - A cholera outbreak has rapidly spread in Yemen, killing 115 people in two weeks in the impoverished country where hospitals badly damaged by more than two years of war can barely cope.

115 dead as Yemen cholera outbreak spreads

Sanaa - A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday.

115 dead as Yemen cholera outbreak spreads

Sanaa - A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday.

115 dead as Yemen cholera outbreak spreads

Sanaa - A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday.

UN keeping eye on Haiti, envoy says

Port-au-prince - Sandra Honore -- a diplomat from Trinidad who has headed the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH since July 2013 -- says the UN will keep tabs on progress in the country even after the mission shuts down.

Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN

Geneva - Cholera and acute diarrhoea have killed more than 500 people and left tens of thousands of others sick in drought-hit parts of Somalia since January, the United Nations said Thursday.

UN Haiti cholera fund still falls short despite British aid

New York - A new appeal by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for funding to help Haiti's cholera victims has fallen short, with only Britain responding to the call, UN officials said Friday.

Mozambique cholera outbreak infects over 1,200

Maputo - Mozambique is battling a cholera outbreak that has infected 1,222 people and killed two, the country's health ministry said Tuesday, warning that it has been unable to slow its spread.

UN Haiti cholera fund fails to draw pledges

New York - A UN fund set up for Haiti's cholera victims is failing to draw support, with only two percent of the needed $400 million raised so far, according to a letter by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
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October 21 the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cr...
October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
Italian Red Cross
People receiving rehydration treatment in the parking lot of the hospital in Saint Marc  Haiti.
People receiving rehydration treatment in the parking lot of the hospital in Saint Marc, Haiti.
Operation Blessing International, An Eyewitness Account
Bringing Cholera symptoms under control with replacement fluids is the first step in treatment.
Bringing Cholera symptoms under control with replacement fluids is the first step in treatment.
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Thousands of people have been infected with cholera. If untreated  the disease can be fatal.
Thousands of people have been infected with cholera. If untreated, the disease can be fatal.
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A coffin constructed for a Haitian teenager in the village of Dauphin  which had been isolated becau...
A coffin constructed for a Haitian teenager in the village of Dauphin, which had been isolated because of very bad road conditions. The teenager had died after contracting cholera.
Operation Blessing International
October 21 the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cr...
October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
Italian Red Cross
An ancient Italian burial grounds is providing  a thousand-year history  into human health
An ancient Italian burial grounds is providing 'a thousand-year history' into human health
Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri
Scanning electron microscope image of Vibrio cholerae bacteria  which infect the digestive system.; ...
Scanning electron microscope image of Vibrio cholerae bacteria, which infect the digestive system.; Zeiss DSM 962 SEM. From the research: T.J. Kirn, M.J. Lafferty, C.M.P Sandoe and R.K. Taylor, 2000, "Delineation of pilin domains required for bacterial association into microcolonies and intestinal colonization", Molecular Microbiology, Vol. 35(4):896-910.
T.J. Kirn, M.J. Lafferty, C.M.P Sandoe and R.K. Taylor
Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
United Nations
The unusual shape of the cholera bacterium
The unusual shape of the cholera bacterium
Tom Kirn, Ron Taylor, Louisa Howard
Undergraduate students examine the skeleton of a young male excavated from the Badia Pozzeveri cemet...
Undergraduate students examine the skeleton of a young male excavated from the Badia Pozzeveri cemetery
Ohio State University
The water purification system set up by Operation Blessing International.
The water purification system set up by Operation Blessing International.
Operation Blessing International Eye Witness Account
October 21 the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cr...
October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
Italian Red Cross
Graph showing number of outbreaks and deaths by year for Nigeria up through 2011.
Graph showing number of outbreaks and deaths by year for Nigeria up through 2011.
WHO
A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
Operation Blessing International
Nigeria s daunting sanitation problems need to be addressed before diseases can be brought under con...
Nigeria's daunting sanitation problems need to be addressed before diseases can be brought under control.
Shomaila Yousaf
Badia Pozzeveri or San Pietro a Pozzeveri church - the site of excavations that archaeologists hope ...
Badia Pozzeveri or San Pietro a Pozzeveri church - the site of excavations that archaeologists hope will provide information on the evolution of cholera
Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri
Cholera has now become a threat as renewed violence forces more internally displaced people into tem...
Cholera has now become a threat as renewed violence forces more internally displaced people into temporary shelters.
UNHCR
Cholera in Cameroon is spreading rapidly.
Cholera in Cameroon is spreading rapidly.
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