UN Secretary-General concerned about cholera outbreak in Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gueterres has expressed concern about the health and safety of people in Haiti following the confirmation of two positive cases of cholera and multiple suspected cases in the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General, said the United Nations is ready to deploy emergency response teams to support affected communities as soon as safe access is assured and fuel supplies are unblocked.
He said Mr Gueterres is also calling for immediate and unfettered access on?the ground to facilitate the delivery of fuel for humanitarian purposes.
The Secretary General is appealing to stakeholders to work together to ensure the gains made over the last 12 years in the fight against cholera are not eroded.?
Last weekend Haiti confirmed that at least eight people have died from cholera, three weeks after the United Nations confirmed an outbreak of the waterborne disease in the French-speaking CARICOM country.

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