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UN announces $ 20 million plan to combat cholera outbreak in Sudan

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has launched a plan to deal with the spread of cholera in Sudan, requiring $ 20.3 million in funding within three months.

The number of cases of suspected cholera in Sudan continues to increase, with 226 cases reported in Blue Nile and Sennar states as of September 30, the UN Office said in a statement.

The outbreak of cholera has killed eight people, it said.

He noted that the Sudanese Ministry of Health has requested more than 3 million doses of the vaccine for a vaccination campaign, which is planned to include more than 1.6 million people in the most vulnerable areas in these states.

The UN Office warned that 13200 cases of cholera are expected in the next six months in Sudan’s endangered states.

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