The International Red Cross Federation says that it might have to suspend its effort against the cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe unless it gets an infusion of donor funding.
The head of the relief agency's Africa operations, John Roche, says that Red Cross has less than half the US$9 million it needs. The media has quoted Roche as saying operations will cease in four weeks unless international donors come up with more money.
In the same vein, the United Nations has announced the allocation of US$11 million in additional funds to Zimbabwe to boost its humanitarian response there. The funds are being provided under the latest round of the Central Emergency Response Fund, which allocated some US$7.8 million to urgently roll out anti-cholera programmes last month.
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