We are deeply saddened to learn this morning that one of our CRS staff in Zimbabwe contracted cholera and died. His father died of cholera just days before. Our prayers go out to his family and co-workers.
Zimbabwe’s cholera epidemic is worsening. The latest death toll is about 780 people with about 16,000 affected thus far.
The cholera epidemic is the latest blow to Zimbabweans reeling from a catastrophic unemployment rate, inflation, and deterioration of social and protection infrastructure.
Zimbabwe is just one of more than 100 countries whose people you help when you partner with CRS in reaching the world’s poorest. The global financial crisis has, of course, hurt everyone. It has made helping more difficult even as it increases the desperation of needy people. If you are at all inclined and able to help, know that what may seem an insignificant amount to you is nothing less than life-saving. Even a little bit can make a big difference.
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