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UN starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya

UN starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya

The United Nations launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the vast refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh Tuesday amid fears of an outbreak among nearly a million Rohingya now living there. Thousands of Rohingya men and women lined up in intense heat at makeshift health centres on Tuesday, many with young children […]

October 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
WHO warns of cholera threat in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

WHO warns of cholera threat in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

The World Health Organisation warned Monday of a growing cholera risk in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh where more than 435,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter from unrest in Myanmar. A month after the exodus began, those dispersed in some 68 camps and settlements along the border do not have safe drinking water and […]

September 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
UN blames Yemen warring sides for man-made cholera crisis

UN blames Yemen warring sides for man-made cholera crisis

The UN aid chief on Wednesday blamed Yemen’s warring parties and their foreign backers for a ‘man-made’ cholera outbreak affecting 320,000 people in a country already reeling from war and severe food shortages. “This cholera scandal is entirely man-made by the conflicting parties and those beyond Yemen’s borders who are leading, supplying, fighting and perpetuating […]

July 12, 2017 | By | Reply More