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Liberia faces a humanitarian catastrophe, warn aid agencies

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 31 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:245
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Humanitarian agencies are warning that cholera and dysentery could be out of control as conditions deteriorate in Liberia's beleaguered capital, Monrovia. A rebel assault on the city that has killed hundreds of civilians has left hundreds of thousands more without access to food or clean water.

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    Relatives of a man with cholera rush him to a clinic in Monrovia

    Credit: EPA/PA

    With 200 000 displaced people crammed alongside the city's one million …

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