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More Than 1M Children At High Risk Of Cholera In Yemen, NGO Says; ‘No End In Sight’ To Humanitarian Crisis, U.N. Official Warns

BBC News: Yemen conflict: Cholera risk for more than a million children
“More than a million children in Yemen are at high risk of dying from cholera, says Save the Children. The charity warns that the children are severely malnourished and living in some of the areas of the country worst hit by the disease…” (Mazumdar, 8/2).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: More than 1 million malnourished children in Yemen at risk of cholera: charity
“…The … cholera epidemic that started in April 2015 has infected more than 425,000 people and killed almost 1,900. Save the Children said children under the age of 15 are now accounting for about 44 percent of new cases and 32 percent of fatalities in Yemen where a devastating civil war and economic collapse has left millions on the brink of starvation…” (Kubzansky, 8/1).

U.N. News Centre: Deadly combination of cholera, hunger, and conflict pushes Yemen to ‘edge of a cliff’ — senior U.N. official
“Describing the situation in Yemen as ‘very bleak,’ with ‘no end in sight,’ a senior United Nations official envoy [Tuesday] said the war-torn country, already reeling from malnutrition and dwindling health care, is plummeting into further distress amid a deadly cholera outbreak and looming famine…” (8/1).

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