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Zimbabwe: Cholera

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

10. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance the Government plans to provide to deal with the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement. (244094)

The humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe continues to deteriorate. The cholera epidemic is the biggest in Zimbabwe's history and has led to thousands of cases so far and hundreds of deaths. The UN is predicting that as many as 60,000 could be affected in the coming weeks. DFID is funding a £10 million package to help fight the cholera outbreak and support life-saving health services.