Syria: EU bolsters cholera response through its humanitarian partners

October 19, 2022
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Following the declaration of a cholera outbreak in Syria, the European Union has allocated an additional €700,000 in humanitarian aid to help contain the epidemic countrywide. This comes on top of €4 million already mobilised for cholera preparedness and response, and to improve health care as well as water and sanitation services.

The newly allocated funding will allow the International Federation of the Red Cross and UNICEF to support the distribution of water purification chemicals and tablets, hygiene kits and oral rehydration salts. It will help increase cholera awareness and prevention as well as water trucking to the affected areas.

The funding will also allow to monitor and detect cases earlier, as well as refer patients for oral rehydration and treatment to newly established cholera treatment centres or health facilities. Finally, it will contribute to oral cholera vaccination.

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Countries covered:

  • Syria *