The number of people who died from cholera in Syria rose to 29


UN this SyriaHe stated that it was the worst epidemic in years. The Ministry of Health reported that 338 cases have been detected since the outbreak began, according to rapid test results. 230 of the cases are in Aleppo, where 25 people died.

In a statement made earlier this month, the UN stated that they thought the epidemic started with the water drunk from the Euphrates River.

Imran Rıza, UN Syria Resident and Humanitarian Aid Coordinator, drew attention to the seriousness of the situation and stated that this threatens both Syria and the region.

Then, rapid testing and vaccine applications intensified in the region.

The epidemic is also spreading in north and northwest Syria, which is controlled by the opposition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The US-based charity International Rescue Committee (IRC) reported that the number of cases in the northeast of the country has increased to 2092 since the beginning of the epidemic. It was also stated that there was a fear that the number of official cases was underestimated.


World Health Organization (WHO) since 2009 cholera He states that diarrhea, malnutrition and skin diseases due to the lack of access to clean drinking water in the unseen region have increased.

In addition to the infrastructure already damaged by the war climate crisis and declining water levels lead to a shortage of clean water in the country.