Deadly malaria and cholera outbreaks grow amongst refugees as COVID pandemic strains health systems, warns International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Download logoThe International Rescue Committee is extremely concerned about the rise of infectious diseases alongside COVID-19. There is an increase in malaria and cholera cases compared to previous years due in part to COVID-related disruptions severely impeding diagnosis and treatment of the diseases, access to relief from floods as well as affordability of mosquito nets. Displaced and refugee families live together in small tents and makeshift homes and are confined together in small spaces

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