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Sudan: Italy responds to the cholera emergency by contributing 400,000 euros to IFRC

In light of the health emergency situation in Sudan caused by the proliferation of outbreaks of bacillary diarrhoea, the Italian Cooperation contributed 400,000 euro emergency aid to the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC). This is in response to the plea the IFRC and the Red Crescent made at the beginning of September to help approx. 64,500 people, with a special focus on water and sanitation.

Also, thanks to the Italian grant, preventive and monitoring measures will be implemented to fight against the spreading of diseases in the five States that were most severely hit by floods and that potentially could be at risk: Kassala, Sennar, Gezeira, West Kordofan and While Nile.

It is also to provide relief supplies to their populations and launch training activities to reduce water-related diseases, while at the same time promoting good practices in the health sector.

Distributed by APO on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.