Thousands dead in DRC, Nigeria cholera outbreak

Drc cholera crisis From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – A CHOLERA outbreak sweeping through Central and West Africa has claimed the 107 lives mostly in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The crisis torn country has recorded 103 deaths from 3 635 cases this year.
Nigeria, where four deaths have been recorded from 36 outbreaks, is the
other country battling a deadly outbreak of the water-borne disease.
The cholera outbreak is attributed largely to the conflicts battering the two countries.
Nigeria is best by the Boko Haram crisis that has displaced vast portions of the population while DRC is in the midst of a myriad of conflicts that have raged for years but escalated since President Joseph Kabila clung to power at the expiry of his second term.
People displaced by the conflicts in the respective countries are
surviving mostly in inhuman conditions exposing them to disease.
The elderly and children have borne the brunt of the crises.
Meanwhile, according to statistics release by the United Nations
Children’s Fund, Ghana and Liberia are two other countries to record
outbreaks of cholera with six cases each.
No deaths have been recorded at the time of publication.
– CAJ News

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