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"Humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe deepening, aid agencies say" by Associated Press | December 28, 2008
HARARE, Zimbabwe - International aid agencies warned yesterday that Zimbabwe's humanitarian crisis is deepening, with a sharp rise in acute child malnutrition and a worsening cholera epidemic....
Lynn Walker, the UK-based agency's Zimbabwe director, said "some children are wasting away from lack of food." The report said 18,000 tons of food are needed for January. About 5 million people, half Zimbabwe's population, are in need of food aid.
Cholera has spread rapidly in the southern African nation. The World Health Organization said yesterday that 1,518 people have died of cholera and 26,497 cases have been recorded since the start of the outbreak in August.