Cholera epidemic in DR Congo
Cholera is an infection caused by contaminated food or water ingestion, and characterized by watery diarrhea. Deaths are a result of severe dehydration. Cholera usually occurs in epidemic proportions when there is poor sanitation, famine, crowding and war such as the DRC. Action Against Hunger has been taking preventive measures to avoid further exposure of cholera by ensuring there is clean water and food distribution.