Appeals & Response Plans
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Angola: Drought - 2012-2014
- Angola: Cholera Outbreak - Dec 2011
- Angola: Floods - Dec 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
- Angola: Floods - Oct 2010
- Angola: Floods - Mar 2010
Maps & Infographics
Written by Katie Lawson , Staff Writer, Redcross.org
Thursday, July 06, 2006 - According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cholera claims the lives of 150,000 people in developing countries each year. Although the disease has been virtually eliminated in the United States, in other parts of the world cholera is still all too common and deadly.
In mid-February 2006, an outbreak of cholera was reported in the African country of Angola. By June, the outbreak had grown to nearly 44,000 cases with more than 1,600 deaths.