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Children In War-Torn Yemen Face ‘Extremely Dire’ Situation Amid Cholera Outbreak, Widespread Malnutrition, U.N. Agencies Say

The Atlantic: Yemen’s ‘Unprecedented’ Cholera Epidemic
“The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has surpassed 100,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday, marking an outbreak that the United Nations has dubbed ‘unprecedented’ in scale…” (Serhan, 6/8).

U.N. News Centre: Yemen’s children ‘have suffered enough’; UNICEF official warns of cholera rise, malnutrition
“The situation facing children in Yemen is ‘extremely dire,’ a senior United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official warned [Thursday], citing a dramatic increase in cases of malnutrition and a massive outbreak of cholera across the war-torn country. Speaking to the press at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, highlighted a dramatic increase in the number of children with malnutrition…” (6/8).

VICE News: “The forgotten war”
“Yemen’s war has spawned the largest single-nation humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the U.N.’s humanitarian aid chief, Stephen O’Brien. Yet Yemen’s conflict receives little media coverage and it’s increasingly difficult to get critical information on the country’s multiple crises, which include a rising civilian death toll, a surging cholera outbreak, and an entire nation on the brink of famine…” (Liautaud, 6/8).

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