UNICEF and the world health organization issued a joint statement on the situation in Yemen, where is the spread of cholera. «This is the worst cholera epidemic in the world,» the statement said.
The number of cases exceeded 200,000 people. 1.300 Yemenis died. A quarter of the dead were children. Daily cholera infected about 5,000 people.
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.
According to projections by UNICEF, in August in Yemen will be more than 300,000 cases of cholera. A large part of those infected are children.
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.