More than 101,800 suspected cholera cases in Yemen and 14.8 million without access to health care services and clean water
A ravaging cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed almost 800 lives in just over a month, according to the World Health Organization.
Since April 27, more than 101,800 suspected cholera cases and 789 cholera deaths have been reported in 19 of the country’s 22 governorates, the WHO announced in a Twitter post in Arabic on Thursday.
WHO and United Nations Children’s Fund officials are continuing to battle the outbreak.
Last month, a WHO-chartered aircraft delivered to Yemen enough intravenous fluids and cholera kits to treat about 10,000 patients.
However, Yemen’s civil war has made efforts difficult, and some health officials aren’t sure what to expect in the coming months.