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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Cholera

Last year
Shortage of cholera vaccines worldwide forces move to one-dose strategy
29 countries had reported cholera cases so far this year.
All time
The world's largest ever outbreak of cholera looks like it's about to get even worse
Yemen’s rainy season could accelerate the outbreak, agencies have warned.
Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world
One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.
'There is truly no reason to die from cholera but 9,000 people have since 2010'
And there’s been a 190% increase in the disease in Haiti this year.
Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation
A second ceasefire in the country has collapsed and both rebels and government forces are blocking the paths of UN peacekeepers.
Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria
It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.
Column: Haiti - Three years on from devastation
The recovery from the 2010 earthquake has slowed but there are strong grounds for optimism, says Concern Worldwide Regional Director, Bríd Kennedy.
Foreign Affairs committee members visit Sierra Leone
During their visit, they will review Ireland’s development programme and Irish Aid’s work in the country.
Flash flooding displaces thousands in Niger
Plan Ireland has said that children are at risk of waterborne diseases because of their weaker immune systems
Haiti 'unprepared' for cholera resurgence
The onset of the rainy season means an increase in cholera, but the country is not prepared for this, Médecins Sans Frontières has said.
GOAL warns that Haiti could face second cholera outbreak
It’s rainy season on the earthquake-stricken island – and the charity warns that cholera cases are already on the up again.
UN peacekeeping force 'brought cholera to Haiti'
The disease has killed more than 5,500 people and sickened more than 363,000 others since it was discovered in October.
Death toll rising amid cholera epidemic in Cameroon
Almost 8,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease so far as aid organisations struggle to contain the outbreak.
Cholera-ravaged Haiti 'so full of joy', says Palin
The likely Republican candidate for president travels to Port-au-Prince as part of an evangelical humanitarian delegation.
Haitian protests blame UN peacekeepers for cholera
Demonstrations against Nepalese peacekeepers turn violent, as UN soldiers open fire and complain of political bias.
Haiti cholera epidemic death toll hits 900
The epidemic is only going to get worse, say outbreak experts.
Ireland pledges more aid and supplies to Haiti
Ireland pledges a further €500,000 and much-needed humanitarian supplies to the devastated Caribbean country.
Haiti on alert as cholera hits the capital
The death toll reaches 544 as authorities fear that the infection in Port-au-Prince could spread to refugee camps.
Haiti on alert as cholera continues to spread
442 people have now been declared dead and 6,742 hospitalised as the pandemic reaches new areas.
Cholera deaths slow in Haiti - but agencies remain on high alert
Even as the death rate falls, the UN warns that the spread of cholera in the devastated country has not come to an end.
Cholera kills 1,500 - this time in Nigeria
As Haiti crosses its fingers that its own outbreak stays away from refugee camps, Nigeria succumbs to an epidemic.
350 dead as cholera outbreak reaches Haitian capital
Almost 350 people have now been declared dead after the virus was carried into the capital city – and possibly onto camps.
Cholera outbreak strikes over 1,500 people in Haiti
Disease concerns cause Irish charity to delay sending workers due to participate in re-building projects.