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Cholera epidemic hits 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay and Goran Tomasevic GENEVA/BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - About 3,000 refugees fleeing political turmoil in Burundi have been infected in a cholera epidemic in neighboring Tanzania, the United Nations said on Friday, stoking fears of a growing humanitarian crisis in Africa's Great Lakes. Up to 400 new cases of the deadly disease were emerging every day, the U.N.'s refugee ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Cholera hits 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay and Goran Tomasevic GENEVA/BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - About 3,000 refugees fleeing political turmoil in Burundi have been infected in a cholera epidemic in neighboring Tanzania, the United Nations said on Friday, stoking fears of a growing humanitarian crisis in Africa's Great Lakes. Up to 400 new cases of the deadly disease were emerging every day, the U.N.'s refugee ...

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Cholera strikes 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N.

Some 3,000 cases of cholera have been reported in a worsening epidemic in Tanzania among Burundian refugees, the United Nations said on Friday. A Tanzanian health official told Reuters on Wednesday that at least 33 people had died from the disease spread by contaminated water that broke out near Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika and in the villages of Kagunga and ...

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8 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Cholera strikes 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: UN

GENEVA (Reuters) - Some 3,000 cases of cholera have been reported in a worsening epidemic in Tanzania among Burundian refugees, the United Nations said on Friday. A Tanzanian health official told Reuters on Wednesday that at least 33 people had died from the disease spread by contaminated water that broke out near Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika and in the villages ...

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MAY 21, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Aid groups raise fears of escalating violence in South Sudan

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rape and killing driven by revenge is spiraling to new highs in South Sudan after 18 months of fighting and the world looks the other way, according to aid groups working in world's youngest country. Fighting has forced thousands to flee their homes in recent days and some 650,000 civilians are without ...

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