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Houthi Shiite Rebels Declare State Of Emergency Over Cholera Outbreak In Yemen’s Capital

Agence France-Presse/France 24: Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak
“Authorities in Sanaa, which is controlled by Shiite rebels, have declared a state of emergency in the Yemeni capital, where a deadly outbreak of cholera has spread rapidly…” (5/15).

Bloomberg: Yemen’s Houthis Declare Health Emergency After Cholera Outbreak
“…Cholera has spread through all the city’s districts, infecting 2,567 people, the rebel-controlled news agency said on Sunday. The disease, transmitted by contaminated food and water, has claimed 116 lives in 14 provinces during the last two weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement…” (Fattah, 5/15).

Deutsche Welle: Deadly cholera outbreak sweeps across Yemen
“…Yemen’s sanitation infrastructure has nearly collapsed after more than two years of conflict between Iran-aligned Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s internationally recognized government. Approximately 7.6 million people live in cholera-threatened areas, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)…” (5/15).

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