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Cholera Crisis Lebanon: Save the Children response

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Save the Children International,Save the Children Lebanon

On 6 October 2022, Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced the first cholera case in the North of Lebanon. By 24 October, the Cholera has spread further to Mount Lebanon and East Lebanon mainly in Arsal, Baalbak and Central Bekaa Governorate with more than 913 confirmed cases and 14 deaths across the country. Children under-14 make up over 50% of all cases and children between aged between 0-4 years make up over a third, showing their unique vulnerability. Save the Children has been responding with partners in three areas of implementation in East, North and Central Lebanon, as one of the largest WASH partners in Lebanon. The response includes delivering lifesaving water, hygiene, health and sanitation supplies and services to affected areas and helping families and children improve their hygiene practices. Save the Children’s response will continue to scale up, ensuring children in schools and communities are protected from possible water related outbreaks, have access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene and their wellbeing is maintained.

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