Yemen Now Faces The “Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World”

Yemen Now Faces The “Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World”

June 25, 2017 Carol Adl Middle East, News 1

A joint statement by UNICEF and the World Health Organization on Saturday warned that Yemen is now facing the “worst cholera outbreak in the world,” with 5,000 suspected cases emerging each day.

The statement said that: “In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of this war-torn country…”adding that “Already more than 1,300 people have died – one quarter of them children – and the death toll is expected to rise”

The Saudi’s war in Yemen and its blockade of Yemeni ports has practically collapsed the country leaving basic necessities in dangerously short supply.

The rapidly spreading outbreak has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases and is the direct consequence of two years of heavy conflict…but still that doesn’t stop Saudi Arabia from unleashing its deadly airstrikes.