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U.N. Security Council Urges Cease-Fire, Open Ports In Yemen For Humanitarian Aid Access To Address Cholera, Food Insecurity

Associated Press: U.N. urges Yemen cease-fire and open ports to confront cholera
“The U.N. Security Council urged the warring parties in Yemen on Thursday to immediately agree on a cease-fire and keep all ports open for humanitarian aid to confront the threat of famine and the rapid spread of cholera…” (Lederer, 6/16).

Associated Press: U.N.: Cholera depleting resources meant for fighting famine
“The United Nations is warning that the cholera outbreak in Yemen is depleting aid resources to the point they won’t be able to provide food to the famine-stricken country through the summer. Jamie McGoldrick, U.N. humanitarian chief in Yemen, said Thursday that 923 people have died of the disease and there are now 124,002 suspected cases. He says that number could double by September…” (6/15).

New York Times: UNICEF Steps In to Pay Yemen’s Doctors as War and Cholera Rage
“Desperate to halt the cholera crisis afflicting Yemen, UNICEF has taken the unusual step of paying the country’s doctors and nurses, who have not received salaries in months. The regional director for UNICEF, Geert Cappelaere, said on Thursday that Yemen’s health workers are crucial to the effort to combat cholera and that they should not be expected to work for free…” (Gladstone, 6/15).

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