U.N. Agencies Supporting Iraqi Government Efforts To Stop Cholera Outbreak
U.N. News Centre: Iraq: amid fears cholera outbreak may worsen, U.N. agencies step up support to government-led response
“…UNICEF is part of urgent efforts underway to protect communities and families from the effects of a cholera outbreak that has already infected more than 2,200 people — about 20 percent of them children — across 15 of the country’s 18 governorates. With concern rising that the disease could spread further, UNICEF — alongside the World Health Organization (WHO) — indicates that it has provided support to the Iraqi Ministry of Health, delivered and secured clean water supplies, offered treatment for people with cholera symptoms, and undertaken a national communication campaign to help people protect themselves against the disease…” (11/6).