Sunday, June 25, 2017

Yemen's cholera spreads

Once again the British government prefers to turn a blind eye to the realities of its support for a belligerent Saudi Arabia.
 Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world, the United Nations has warned. A statement by Unicef and the World Health Organization says the number of suspected cholera cases in the war-torn country has exceeded 200,000.
So far more than 1,300 people have died - one-quarter of them children - with the death toll expected to rise.
"We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," the statement says. "In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of this war-torn country."
It says there are an estimated 5,000 new cases every day. Hospitals are overcrowded and severe food shortages have led to widespread malnutrition, making Yemenis - especially children - even more vulnerable to cholera.

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