Humanitarians launch Haiti appeal to ease spiralling cholera-fuelled crisis

Hospitals in Haiti lack fuel to provide essential maternal services. (Photo via UNICEF)

(United Nations News) The Haitian Government joined the UN and humanitarian partners to launch an appeal for $145.6 million in support of the country’s emergency cholera response and provide life-saving assistance to 1.4 million living in the most affected areas.

After more than three years without a reported case in Haiti, national authorities on 2 October reported two new confirmed cases of vibrio cholerae in the metropolitan area of the capital Port-au-Prince.

As of Monday this week, the Ministry of Public Health and Population reported 8,708 suspected cases, with 802 confirmed, and 161 deaths across the country.

“Cholera is a preventable and treatable disease, and based on their experience and expertise, national institutions quickly put together a response strategy with the determined support of the entire local and international humanitarian community,” said UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Ulrika Richardson.

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