Dengue Outbreak, Threat Of Polio Resurgence Compound Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen, U.N. Warns

Agence France-Presse: U.N. appeals for Yemen ceasefire as famine looms
“The U.N. envoy for Yemen on Wednesday urged warring sides to agree to a ceasefire as fighting pushed the poor Arab country closer to famine and deeper into humanitarian crisis. … Some 80 percent of Yemen’s population — 21 million people — are in need of humanitarian aid and one million people have been displaced in the fighting, the envoy said…” (6/24).

New York Times: U.N.’s Yemen Mediator Depicts Grim Scene of Deprivation
“Painting a dire picture to world powers on Wednesday about life in Yemen, a United Nations envoy warned that polio could soon make a comeback and that a dengue outbreak had struck an estimated 3,000 people…” (Sengupta, 6/24).

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