- Advertisment -
HomeWorldUN prepares for possible cholera outbreak in earthquake-hit Afghanistan
- Advertisment -

UN prepares for possible cholera outbreak in earthquake-hit Afghanistan

- Advertisment -

UN prepares for possible cholera outbreak in earthquake-hit Afghanistan

An Afghan woman sits on a hospital bed in Kabul.  — Reuters
An Afghan woman sits on a hospital bed in Kabul. — Reuters

The UN Humanitarian Office (OCHA) said preparations were underway to avoid a cholera outbreak in Afghanistan after Wednesday’s earthquake, adding that half a million cases of acute, watery diarrhea have already been reported .

“The post-earthquake cholera outbreak is of particular and serious concern,” OCHA said in a statement on Thursday. “Preparations are underway to avoid the outbreak.”

OCHA also said it was trying to confirm that the search and rescue operation was almost over. Taliban officials indicated late Wednesday that they were 90% complete.

Nearly 1,000 people were killed, thousands injured and more than 3,000 homes destroyed in a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

UN prepares for possible cholera outbreak in earthquake-hit Afghanistan

News From GEO TV – World

RELATED ARTICLES
- Advertisment -

Most Popular