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UN committed to a ‘brighter future’ for Haiti, as independent rights experts call for more action on behalf of cholera victims

New York/IBNS: A group of 13 independent UN human rights experts on Thursday called on the UN chief, António Guterres, to “urgently step up efforts” to fulfill a UN pledge to help victims of a nine-year-long cholera epidemic in Haiti that killed over 10,000 citizens.

Cholera surges, children in urgent need one month after Cyclone Idai slammed southern Africa – UNICEF

New York, Apr 14 (IBNS): One month after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) appealed to the international community to  help some 1.6 million children still reeling from its impact.

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen surpass one million, reports UN health agency

  New York, Dec 23(Just Earth News): The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has crossed one million, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday, urging greater efforts to tackle the outbreak and deal with the deteriorating health situation in the war-torn nation.

Cholera spread slows in Yemen; locals pitch in to help curb outbreak – UN agency

New York, Aug 28(Just Earth News): The weekly number of reported new cholera cases in Yemen has declined by one third since late June, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday said, praising Yemenis for leading a “heroic daily fight” against the outbreak, which remains the worst in the world.

Deadly combination of cholera, hunger and conflict pushes Yemen to 'edge of a cliff' – senior UN official

New York, Aug 2(Just Earth News): Describing the situation in Yemen as “very bleak,” with “no end in sight,” a senior United Nations official envoy on Tuesday said the war-torn country, already reeling from malnutrition and dwindling health care, is plummeting into further distress amid a deadly cholera outbreak and looming famine.

Rising cholera, diarrhoea and malnutrition 'deadly' for children in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, warns UNICEF

New York, July 4(Just Earth News): Access, funding and security are urgently needed to ensure humanitarians can reach hundreds of thousands of children suffering from cholera and diarrhoea across Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.

Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 130,000 in two weeks, UNICEF warns

New York, June 3(Just Earth News): With about 70,000 cholera cases reported with nearly 600 fatalities in Yemen, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday warned that an already dire situation for children is turning into a disaster.

UN health agency boosts response to cholera outbreak in Central African Republic

New York, Aug 12 (Just Earth News): Amid the difficult humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are stepping up efforts to respond to a recent cholera outbreak in villages along the Oubangui River and have stressed the urgent need for more resources and support for the country.

UN rushes to ramp up support for South Sudan's battle against cholera outbreak

New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations and its partners are rushing to ramp up support for South Sudan's fight to contain a cholera outbreak through measures, including an oral vaccination campaign to reach over 14,000 people and the creation of treatment and rehydration centres.

Oral cholera vaccines to double to 6 million doses after WHO approves new supplier

New York, Jan 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Faced with a global shortage of oral cholera vaccines (OCV), the United Nations health agency announced on Friday that supply should double this year to six million doses, with further increases later, after it approved a third producer to fight a disease that kills up to 142,000 people annually.