The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over the fast spreading cholera outbreaks in 11 eastern and southern African countries, calling for an emergency fund to address the situation.
The countries are Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
UNICEF, in a statement on Tuesday, called for emergency funding to broaden efforts to reach millions living across those countries, which had been hit hard by fast spreading cholera.
It, however, called for US$ 171 million in funds to support 28 million people suffering in the region.
UNICEF said tailored responses are already reaching many impacted, but more must urgently be done.