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Plagued By Cholera Epidemic, Food Shortages, Ongoing Violence, Yemen Faces Collapse Without Additional Aid, U.N. Officials Warn

Associated Press: U.N. aid chief in Yemen warns of cholera rise without more aid
“Two senior U.N. officials on Tuesday warned of the spread of cholera and malnutrition in Yemen, where millions of civilians have been caught in a two-year-old civil war…” (5/31).

Deutsche Welle: U.N. humanitarian chief reports Yemen spiraling towards collapse
“United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that the civil war, cholera outbreak, and widespread hunger in Yemen could lead to the collapse of the country…” (5/30).

New York Times: Cholera, Famine and Girls Sold Into Marriage for Food: Yemen’s Dire Picture
“Cholera deaths in war-torn Yemen have surged into the hundreds, more than a quarter of Yemenis face famine, and parents are selling girls into marriage to buy food, the United Nations said on Tuesday…” (Gladstone, 5/30).

Reuters: Yemen cholera death toll rises, but number of infections drop: WHO
“The number of people who have died in a cholera epidemic affecting Yemen has risen to at least 471, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures released on Monday. But the latest WHO bulletin covering the period from April 27, said that there was a ‘significant decrease’ in the daily average number of cases recorded in the week up to May 27 compared to the previous seven-day period…” (Miles/Aboudi, 5/29).

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