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Japan provides US$ 3 million to help Haiti fight cholera

Editorial Staff

Jan 8, 2023

Haiti has received emergency aid of three million dollars to help it fight the outbreak of Cholera there.

The assistance is coming from Japan and it will be delivered through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement over the weekend that the grant will allow for the implementation of humanitarian assistance in the areas of health, water and sanitation, and food in Haiti.

“Japan will continue to work closely with the international community toward improving the humanitarian situation in Haiti,” it stated.

On October 2nd, two cases of Cholera were reported in Haiti. The impoverished country enjoyed having no cases for two years prior to October last year.

Haiti has to date recorded 452 deaths, 1,550 confirmed cases and 22.649 suspected cases of cholera.

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