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Zimbabwean Children Particularly Vulnerable To Cholera - UNICEF Official

Children have been the most vulnerable segment of Zimbabwe's population in the face of the cholera epidemic which has killed more than 1,900 people in recent months, according to a spokeswoman for the United Nations Children's Fund, a leading provider of relief.

UNICEF Communications Officer Tsitsi Singizi said her organization has not compiled specific data on children, but said children account for a “sizeable number” of under treatment.

The World Health Organization released a statistical update showing that deaths from cholera in Zimbabwe totaled 1,915 through Friday with total cases numbering 37,556.

Singizi told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that children are particularly at risk because they do not comprehend public safety messages.

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