Number Of Cholera Cases In Yemen Could Hit 300K Over Coming Month, UNICEF Warns, Calls For Funding

Associated Press: U.N.: 3,000 to 5,000 suspected new Yemen cholera cases daily
“A suspected cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in war-ravaged Yemen, with an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 new cases every day, the U.N. children’s agency said on Saturday…” (McNeil, 6/4).

New York Times: UNICEF Fears Yemen Cholera Outbreak Could Hit 300,000 in Coming Weeks
“Cholera cases in Yemen could quadruple in the next month to 300,000, the regional director of UNICEF said Friday, calling the spread of the disease in the war-ravaged country ‘incredibly dire’…” (Gladstone, 6/2).

U.N. News Centre: Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 130,000 in two weeks, UNICEF warns
“…For its part, UNICEF has been working with partners to respond since the start of this outbreak four weeks ago, providing safe water to over one million people across Yemen and delivered over 40 tonnes of lifesaving medical equipment — including medicine, oral rehydration salts, intravenous fluids, and diarrhea disease kits. [UNICEF Regional Director Geert Cappelaere] called for stepping up global support, as UNICEF urgently requires $16 million to prevent the outbreak from spreading further…” (6/2).

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