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Malnutrition, Cholera Rampant In War-Torn Yemen, U.N. Agency Heads Say, Note 80% Of Children Need Humanitarian Aid

Associated Press: U.N. Says 80 Percent of Yemeni Children Need Humanitarian Aid
“Three U.N agencies say nearly 80 percent of Yemeni children need immediate humanitarian assistance amid the collapse of the country’s health system in the face of the two-year-long civil war. The heads of the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and World Food Programme said in a joint statement on Wednesday that two million Yemeni children are malnourished, making them vulnerable to cholera…” (7/27).

CIDRAP News: Yemen cholera outbreak tops 400,000, draws high-level U.N. visit
“Suspected cholera illnesses in Yemen’s outbreak have now topped 400,000 cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said [Wednesday], as leaders from three United Nations (U.N.) agencies wrapped up a visit to the country, which is torn by conflict and famine…” (Schnirring, 7/26).

U.N. News Centre: Malnutrition and cholera ‘a vicious combination’ in war-torn Yemen — U.N. agency chiefs
“In Yemen, the world’s worst cholera outbreak is unfolding amid the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, crippling health, water, and sanitation facilities in the country, and creating ideal conditions for diseases to spread, according to the heads of three United Nations agencies…” (7/26).

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