Africa has seen its worse outbreak in nearly a decade with more than 2,000 people dead from Cholera and 40,000 others suffering from this normally preventable illness.

The epidemic is adding to the humanitarian crisis in the country, where President Robert Mugabe and the opposition are deadlocked over a power-sharing deal and the veteran leader is resisting Western calls to step down.

In the most recent statistics 2,024 people have died. This is the worst outbreak 10 years.

In 1999, according to WHO data, 2,085 people died Cholera in Nigeria.

The collapse of the local health and sanitation systems has led to the spread of the disease to all of Zimbabwe's 10 provinces. The waterborne disease, which causes severe diarrhea and dehydration, has left 89% of the country's population affected.

The epidemic is likely to get worse as the rainy season peaks between January and February. Floods, which can affect Zimbabwe's low-lying areas, may increase the spread of the disease.

Zimbabwe cholera is crossing the borders and reaching South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia. These regions have reported at least 13 deaths and 1,419 cases.

Facing desperate conditions, millions of Zimbabweans are fleeing to neighboring countries in search of a better life.