Benin battles cholera after floods

At least ten cases of disease reported each day following floods that hit West African country.

    Cholera, the water-born disease, has become a growing problem in Benin after weeks of flooding that devastated two-thirds of the country. The floods, which hit earlier this month, has killed at least 60 people and displaced more than 100,000 others.

    At least ten cases of cholera have been reported each day in the West African country since the disaster.

    Much needed aid, including water purification tablets, has been distributed by the UN to help flood-affected areas counter the deadly epidemic.

    Jonah Hull reports exclusively from Cotonou, the country's commercial capital, where many are struggling to gain access to clean water. Al Jazeera is the only international broadcaster inside Benin.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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