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Attacks On Hodeidah Threaten To Exacerbate Humanitarian Disaster, Increase Risk Of New Cholera Outbreak In Yemen, U.N. Officials Warn

CNN: Yemen at risk of third cholera epidemic, health officials warn
“War-ravaged Yemen is teetering on the brink of a third cholera epidemic, the World Health Organization warned Friday. Cholera cases are increasing near the capital, Sanaa, and the major port city of Hodeidah, where recent conflict has hindered WHO’s efforts to prevent the disease…” (Smith-Spark, 8/3).

U.N. News: Fresh Yemen hospital attack raises risk of new cholera epidemic
“A deadly attack on one of the last functioning hospitals in Yemen in the key port city of Hudaydah has put hundreds of thousands of people at risk and damaged efforts to prevent a third cholera epidemic in the war-torn country, top U.N. officials warned on Friday…” (8/3).

VOA News: U.N.: Attacks on Yemen’s Port of Hodeidah Would Be Catastrophic
“United Nations aid agencies are renewing appeals to Yemen’s warring parties to spare the Port of Hodeidah, warning attacks against the vital lifeline would be catastrophic. … Around 80 percent of Yemen’s food and medicine is imported through the Port of Hodeidah. Jens Laerke is spokesman for the U.N. Organization for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs or OCHA. He said fuel and other essential humanitarian relief also arrive via the port…” (Schlein, 8/5).

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