EU donates towards Zimbabwe cholera fight

The European Union (EU) on Thursday gave Zimbabwe 90,000 Euros in humanitarian funding to help the country contain a raging cholera outbreak that has killed at least 49 people and infected over 10,000 others in the last three weeks.

The EU said the aid will directly benefit 15,000 people who live in Budiriro, Glen View, Chitungwiza and Mbare, the four affected suburbs of Harare where the outbreak originated.

EU statement reads:

The ultimate aim of EU humanitarian aid is to prevent further loss of life and help curb the ongoing outbreak.

The funding will support the Zimbabwe Red Cross to carry out lifesaving actions through the early detection of cases, followed by an immediate response at the community level and appropriate care for all patients

 

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