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Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit one million – ICRC

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 22, 2017

This is included in US civilian war death stats, right?

http://news.trust.org/item/20171221102014-v3i67

* Fastest growing outbreak on record, although likely overestimate

* Cholera epidemic will return in 2018

* Diphtheria spreading, with shortage of anti-toxin

* 8 million Yemenis on brink of famine (Adds quotes from MSF coordinator in Yemen)

Yemen’s cholera epidemic has reached one million suspected cases, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, with war leaving more than 80 percent of the population short of food, fuel, clean water and access to healthcare.

Yemen, one of the Arab world’s poorest countries, is embroiled in a proxy war between the Houthi armed movement, allied with Iran, and a U.S.-backed military coalition headed by Saudi Arabia.

The United Nations says Yemen is suffering the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, and eight million people are on the brink of famine.

The cholera figure is almost certainly exaggerated, but that does not diminish the scale and complexity of the humanitarian crisis, said Marc Poncin, Yemen emergency coordinator for aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières…

Be seeing you

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One Response to “Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit one million – ICRC”

  1. larryzb said

    Very sad with many innocent children suffering terribly.

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