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Cholera in Yemen: more than a quarter million patients

The world health organization published new data about a cholera epidemic in Yemen. According to who, the disease claimed the lives of 1.560. 252.816 Yemenis infected.

Cases of infection were recorded in 21 provinces of Yemen. The most severe situation in the Northern province of Hajj – here died of cholera 288 people.

A few days ago in the five provinces of Yemen state of emergency was declared. Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid bin Dagr urged local authorities to make every effort to fight the epidemic.

According to the UN, 14.5 million of Yemenis lack access to running water, which significantly affects the speed of spread of the epidemic. No drugs, 30,000 health workers have not been paid in the fall of 2016.

Saudi Arabia has allocated for the fight against the epidemic of cholera $ 67 million. Note that the Kingdom led a coalition of Sunni countries participating in the civil war on the side of the internationally recognized government.

Cholera in Yemen: more than a quarter million patients 03.07.2017

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