Health Conditions Dire In Yemen’s Contested Port City, WHO Says

U.N. News: Health conditions for citizens of Yemen’s key port city ‘remain critical’ says U.N. agency
“Even before the escalation of conflict in Hudaydah, conditions in Yemen’s port city were some of ‘the most dire in the country,’ according to the United Nations health agency on Tuesday. The World Health Organization (WHO) said that Hudaydah had registered the highest incidences of suspected cholera cases of any city; around 14 percent of those reported nationwide since the start of the crippling epidemic, in April 2017. In addition to that highly infectious disease, there have been 209 suspected cases of diphtheria and 252 of measles…” (7/10).

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