‘He risked the lives of millions of people I have no doubt about that,’ says a former prominent UN worker. ‘We could have planned it better, earlier. We knew that it could happen. Cholera is not a disease that kills so many people.’ ‘We have one toilet for 150 people,’. Frank points at raw sewage dripping from the ceiling into the communal toilets, which are also the only source of water for his building. ‘My sister-in-law, my sister, her son and my brother-in-law all died from cholera’ Cholera is easily preventable but lethal: ‘you can die within a matter of two to three hours’, a doctor explains.

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