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Sure 138 cases of cholera in Mozambique after devastating cyclone

Sure 138 cases of cholera among the suffering people of Mozambique are confirmed, report to the government Friday. The infectious disease has broken out after cyclone Idai, who on more than seven hundred people it has killed.

It is not yet sure whether people have died as a result of cholera, says minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia.

There are two deceased individuals found that symptoms had dehydration and diarrhea, the symptoms of cholera. The expectation is that the total death toll is still a significant amount.

The world health organization (WHO), nearly a million doses choleravaccin to Mozambique sent. There are still medical professionals from all over the world on the way to the disaster area.

Doctors without Borders says in the city of Beira two hundred possible cholerapatiënten per day to treat. The assistance is in the coming days scaled up, for example, with the opening of a large cholerabehandelcentrum.

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Helicopter provides Mozambikanen of food after cyclone Idai

Urgent need for food and drinking water

Several aid agencies, including the Red Cross, are available to the population to support it. Residents are in dire need of food and clean drinking water. The Dutch Red Cross has Giro 7244 opened to raise money.

The government said Friday, via the Dutch Red Cross a further 1.7 million euros for assistance to be made available. Last week, it was announced that the Netherlands via the auxiliary 3.5 million euros, contributing to emergency relief in the disaster area.

Dutch churches have also been more than 850.000 euros was raised for the victims.

Houses of half a million people destroyed

According to the United Nations are the homes of a half million people fully or partially demolished by the cyclone. Understand the areas where poverty is high are the most affected.

Certainly 3,000 square km of land is under water. The entire scope of the disaster is therefore difficult to map.

See also:
How Idai the ‘deadliest’ cyclone in South-east Africa was

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