Cholera on the Rise in Darfur

“We’re concerned because diarrhoeal diseases are a major killer of children,” Edward Carwardine, UNICEF senior communications officer, said. “Forty percent of the collected stool specimens tested positive for cholera – all the more reason to accelerate our response.

“South Darfur has been a particular cause of concern, with five new suspected cases reported on 10 August and 13 on 11 August,” he added. Since April, 701 cases had been reported in South Darfur alone.” [More]