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Health Officials Warn Of Possible Cholera Outbreak In Malawi’s Flooded Regions; President Appeals For Food Relief, Other Assistance

Reuters: Malawi floods raise fears of cholera outbreak, poor harvest
“Severe floods in Malawi are raising fears of a large-scale cholera outbreak, a health official said on Thursday, as the country grapples with a disaster that has killed at least 48 people and made 70,000 homeless over the past few days…” (Banda, 1/15).

Wall Street Journal: Malawi Floods Kill at Least 50, Threaten This Year’s Crop
“…Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has already declared a state of emergency in 15 of the country’s 28 districts and appealed to the international community for food relief and support for search and rescue operations. The floods have wrought widespread damage to crops and have swept away livestock in the past few days, according to government and humanitarian officials…” (Bariyo, 1/15).

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