45,000 cases of cholera in Haiti

At least 45,000 people have been infected with cholera in Haiti and 700 have died since the outbreak began in October last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday, recalling that health problems are only part of the serious crisis. suffered by a country shaken by violence.

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“In Haiti, where many areas are controlled by armed gangs, levels of violence comparable to those in countries at war have been reached,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference.

The organization’s top official stressed that disease and conflict, coupled with natural disasters in a country recently shaken by floods and earthquakes, have caused almost half of the Haitian population, or 4.9 million, to be in danger of suffering critical levels of lack food.

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