South Sudan cholera outbreak "only going to get worse", IOM warns
09.08.2017 09:17 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
South Sudan deadly cholera epidemic is expected to worsen as the rainy season continues, UN Radio says referring to the IOM IOM (UN International Organization for Migration) report.
It is to be admitted, the IOM report has appeared amid a humanitarian crisis caused by years of conflict and mass displacement that has affected millions of people.
As to the report, over 18,000 cholera cases have been recorded and nearly 330 people have died within the latest outbreak since this year mid-Jun.
As to the report, 60 % of the country is now inaccessible because of the rains.
"Locations close to the Nile river are the worst hit and as weve seen that the cholera outbreak has continued within the dry season, we only know that it is going to get worse within the wet season, " IOM spokesperson Olivia Headon admits.
As to the report, a rapid response is critical to stemming the outbreak which has affected the war-torn country for more than a year.