USAID Provides Additional $6.2M for Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak
This new funding will provide additional health and water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, as well as allow USAID to support coordination efforts such as intensifying community health and hygiene promotion and education activities. USAID is also bringing in emergency relief supplies such as soap, water bladders and rehydration solution to address the most pressing needs.
The DART, including a specialist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is working to coordinate the U.S. assistance effort with other donors’ efforts and provide technical assistance to the international community. According to the UN, cholera has caused nearly 800 deaths, with more than 16,400 cases reported.
“The USAID DART is working to get aid to those who have contracted cholera and those who are at risk of contracting cholera,” said USAID Administrator
This recent contribution brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to
The U.S. is the leading food donor to
For more information about USAID’s emergency humanitarian assistance programs, please visit: www.usaid.gov/our_work/humanitarian_assistance/disaster_assistance/.
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SOURCE U.S. Agency for International Development