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The repercussions of the earthquake may bring cholera back to the fore in Syria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned of the high possibility of an outbreak of water-borne diseases as part of the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria last Monday.

According to the organization’s estimates, the lack of fuel, electricity and clean water raises the concerns of charitable relief societies, especially in Syria, where the cholera epidemic appeared about five months ago.

And the British Express website quoted the UNICEF Regional Adviser for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Climate Change in the Middle East and North Africa as saying that the earthquake may have caused more damage to clean water sources.

The organization warns that those displaced by the repercussions of the earthquake will be forced to use unclean water sources or unsafe communal toilets, which may double the risk of contracting these types of epidemics.

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