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Funding, Political Resolution Critical To Addressing Cholera, Hunger In S. Sudan

New York Times: South Sudan’s Plight Andrea Tamburini, director of operations at Action Against Hunger In a letter to the editor, Tamburini notes a cholera outbreak and increasing food insecurity in South Sudan, stating, “…Emergency teams must swiftly address cases of cholera and prevent its fatal spread. Nutrition teams must…

One Death Reported From Cholera Outbreak In South Sudan

News outlets report on a cholera outbreak in South Sudan, where one person has died of the disease. Agence France-Presse/GlobalPost: One dead from cholera in war-torn South Sudan: health minister “At least one person has died in war-torn South Sudan of highly contagious cholera with several others infected, sparking concern…

Foreign Affairs Article Reviews Cholera Outbreak, Reaction In Haiti

Foreign Affairs: Haiti Strikes Back “…In October 2013, on behalf of the thousands of cholera victims, [Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH)] filed a class action lawsuit against the U.N. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New…

Haiti Sees Gains In Cholera Fight As Dry Season Ends, U.N. Official Says

U.N. News Centre: As dry season ends in Haiti, significant gains seen in fight against cholera, U.N. official says “Significant gains in the fight against the cholera epidemic in Haiti have been recorded as the dry season ends and the United Nations continues to support the government’s comprehensive strategy of…

Cases, Deaths Of Cholera In Haiti Falling, But More Should Be Done

New York Times: Fighting Cholera in Haiti Jon Andrus and John Oldfield of the Coalition to Eliminate Cholera from Hispaniola In response to an earlier New York Times editorial about the cholera epidemic in Haiti, Andrus and Oldfield discuss ending the epidemic, noting “[c]ases and deaths are falling. But you…

Cholera Outbreak In Haiti Could Happen Again

CNN: Why Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic ‘could strike again’ “… Even before the [January 2010 seven-point magnitude earthquake], Haiti’s water systems were fragile, and just months after the quake the country was hit with a devastating cholera outbreak — the first in nearly a century. By the time the outbreak…

Action, Funding Needed To Alleviate Cholera In Haiti

New York Times: Haiti in the Shadow of Cholera “…The United Nations is in an awkward spot in this crisis. It has been blamed for bringing cholera to Haiti in the first place, through its negligent soldiers who contaminated a river with their sewage. Because it has steadfastly refused to…

New York Times Examines U.N.’s Attempts To Stem Cholera Epidemic In Haiti

New York Times: U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic “For three years, the United Nations has refused to address whether its peacekeepers brought a deadly strain of cholera to Haiti, insisting instead that it was more important to help the country stanch the disease once and for all. But…