Cholera Outbreak Kills 39 In Conflict-Ridden South Sudan; Displaced, Refugee Populations Expected To Face Food Shortages

International Business Times: South Sudan: Cholera outbreak kills dozens as fears of epidemic spread in conflict-riven nation
“The death toll from South Sudan’s most recent cholera outbreak has increased to 39 with 1,212 recorded cases of the disease in the embattled African nation. … The transmission of the disease is being fueled by the vast numbers of displaced people living in camps near Juba, refugees from South Sudan’s bitter civil war…” (Paton, 7/21).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. relief chief heads to South Sudan to bolster humanitarian response as country’s challenges mount
“The top United Nations humanitarian official is heading to South Sudan where a new cholera outbreak has claimed nearly 40 lives, more than 2.2 million people have been uprooted from their homes by conflict, and nearly eight million others are expected to face food shortages during the rainy reason…” (7/21).

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