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UNICEF Ramps Up Operations In South Sudan To Prevent Widespread Cholera Outbreak

Reuters: Hunger, looting, and now suspected cholera hit South Sudan
“Dozens of people have fallen ill with suspected cholera in South Sudan’s capital of Juba, while a U.N. food warehouse was looted and destroyed, incurring $20 million of damage, the United Nations said on Tuesday…” (Miles, 7/19).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency steps up operations in South Sudan to thwart possible cholera outbreak
“Dozens of people in South Sudan may have cholera, the United Nations children’s agency [Wednesday] announced, saying it is working with partners to step up its operations to avoid a possible cholera outbreak in the country…” (7/20).

VOA News: Cholera Outbreak Suspected in Beleaguered South Sudan
“…UNICEF said the main hospital in Juba, admitted 69 new cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of people being treated in the capital to 112. Nationwide, there were 141 suspected cholera cases, with six reported deaths. This was down from an earlier report of 11 deaths…” (7/20).

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