Cholera outbreak in Haiti hits children hardest

BOGOTA, Colombia

Cholera and malnutrition are causing an increasing number of deaths in children in Haiti, UNICEF warned Wednesday.

Two out of every five cholera patients in Haiti, or 40% of confirmed cases, are children. Nine out of 10 cases occur in areas where children suffer severe acute malnutrition, according to the UN agency.

“In Haiti right now, there is a triple threat to children’s lives –malnutrition, cholera and armed violence. And sometimes all…

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