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U.N. Efforts To Stem Cholera Outbreak Among Burundian Refugees In Tanzania Showing Progress

Agence France-Presse: Cholera outbreak among Burundi refugees in Tanzania slowing: U.N.
“A cholera outbreak raging among Burundian refugees in Tanzania has slowed significantly with no new deaths reported in the past five days, the United Nations said Tuesday…” (5/26).

Reuters: Cholera epidemic hits 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N.
“About 3,000 refugees fleeing political turmoil in Burundi have been infected in a cholera epidemic in neighboring Tanzania, the United Nations said on Friday, stoking fears of a growing humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Great Lakes…” (Nebehay/Tomasevic, 5/22).

U.N. News Centre: In Tanzania, UNICEF working to halt cholera outbreak among Burundian refugees
“…The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is rushing critical relief supplies to Tanzania’s north-western border with Burundi amid a devastating cholera outbreak affecting tens of thousands of refugees there. In a press release issued [Thursday], UNICEF confirmed it had dispatched cholera treatment supplies, as well as water, sanitation, health, and nutrition items to stem the spread of cholera among 50,000 Burundian refugees living rough along the shores of Lake Tanganyika…” (5/21).

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