The UN humanitarian wing Oct. 24 called for more funding to help overcome a major outbreak of cholera in Guinea-Bissau, which has killed at least 200 people since May and shows no signs of abating. Over 12,000 cases have been reported so far this year and an average of more than 1,000 new cases are being diagnosed every month, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in an update. The number of fatalities has risen to 201. The capital, Bissau, has been by far the hardest hit area, with about 7,600 cases reported in the city alone. (UN News Service)

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