U.K.’s DEC Warns Of Potential Increase In Waterborne Disease Incidence In Drought-Stricken East African Nations

International Business Times: Cholera threatens millions in drought-hit East Africa as famine looms
“Fears of a cholera outbreak in drought-ravaged East Africa are increasing. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in the U.K. warned of an ‘alarming surge’ of waterborne diseases in the area, where millions have gone hungry due to lack of rain and prolonged insecurity. … DEC members, including charities Red Cross and World Vision, are working on the ground to provide, among other things, access to clean water to millions of vulnerable people…” (Iaccino, 3/22).

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