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Africa sees surge in Cholera outbreaks

Cape Town, Feb 6 (UNI) Over 26,000 cholera infections and 700 deaths were registered in 10 African countries in January this year alone, and the risk of further spread of the disease remains high, Fiona Braka, spokeswoman for the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, said on Tuesday.
"In the first four weeks this year, 10 countries in the WHO African region have reported over 26,000 cases and 700 deaths, which is almost twice the numbers reported during the same period in 2023," Braka told a briefing.
A number of countries are currently facing cholera outbreaks, most notably Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mozambique, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia and Nigeria are also "reporting active outbreaks."
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2 dead, 5 missing after boat collision in Hungary

19 May 2024 | 9:39 PM

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6 killed, 13 injured in accident in N Egypt

19 May 2024 | 9:35 PM

Cairo, May 19 (UNI) Six people were killed, and 13 others injured on Sunday when a bus ran over pedestrians on the Ring Road in Egypt's Shubra El-Kheima area of Qalyubia governorate, north of the capital Cairo, official media reported.

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UN ramps up efforts to tackle cholera in Somalia as death toll rises to 120

19 May 2024 | 9:32 PM

Mogadishu, May 19 (UNI) The United Nations humanitarian agency said on Sunday that it has stepped up its response to tackle the cholera outbreak in Somalia as the death toll has increased to 120 since January.

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Jordan conducts 3 airdrops of aid in southern Gaza

19 May 2024 | 9:30 PM

Amman, May 19 (UNI) The Jordan Armed Forces said Sunday that it conducted three airdrops of humanitarian and food aid over several locations in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Death toll rises to 31 in Israeli raids on central Gaza

19 May 2024 | 7:39 PM

Gaza, May 19 (UNI) At least 31 Palestinians were killed on Sunday in an Israeli airstrike in the central Gaza Strip while the Israeli army announced the killing of two of its soldiers in battles in the enclave.

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