Waterborne diseases, such as typhoid, dysentery and watery diarrhoea - all approaching epidemic levels - are creating concerns that conditions exist for a reprise of the 2008/09 cholera epidemic, which killed more than 4,000 people and infected nearly 100,000 others.

 

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The Consolidated Appeal Process for Zimbabwe, is asking for U.S.$268 million for humanitarian assistance in 2012. The appeal highlights a decade of "neglect" of the water sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH), which has left eight million people, "with limited access to WASH and health services".

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