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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