Zimbabwe: EU Allocates €1 Million to Support Humanitarian Response to Cholera Outbreak

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The EU announced today new funding of €1 million to Zimbabwe, to support the country in its response to the ongoing cholera epidemic, which places more than 10 million people at risk.

The funding comes from the EU’s Emergency Toolbox used to respond to sudden-onset crises.

The current cholera epidemic broke out in February 2023, and has since affected all 10 provinces of Zimbabwe. Until 20 November 2023, there had been nearly 10,000 cases and 206 people had lost their lives. There is thus a high case fatality rate of 2.6%.

The current epicentres are in Manicaland, Harare (Chitungwiza), and Masvingo.

The emergency funding will support partners carrying out water, health and sanitation activities. They will focus on districts where the outbreak is currently evolvingand where needs and gaps are the highest.

Source : EC