UNICEF rushing emergency aid to cholera victims in Iraq

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is providing assistance to thousands of victims of a cholera outbreak in northern Iraq.

Yesterday the World Health Organization (WHO), which is leading the UN response to the outbreak, reported that Sulemaniyah governorate experienced close to 5,000 cases since 10 August, with 10 deaths reported and 51 confirmed cases in Kirkuk. Two hospitals in the stricken governorate also reported treating 2,000 diarrhoea cases.