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Yemen On Track To Record 1M Cholera Cases By Year’s End; U.N. To Send War Crimes Experts

Al Jazeera: Yemen cholera outbreak could hit one million by 2018
“The humanitarian situation in Yemen is a ‘catastrophe,’ and cholera cases could hit a million by the end of the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned…” (9/29).

BBC News: Yemen war: U.N. agrees to send war crime experts
“The U.N. has agreed to send war crimes investigators to Yemen to examine alleged violations committed by all parties to country’s civil war. The U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to set up a group of ’eminent’ experts…” (9/29).

CNN: ‘Unprecedented’ cholera outbreak could reach 1 million in Yemen
“…Alexandre Faite, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Yemen, described the scale of the outbreak as ‘unprecedented’ on Friday. Faite said the number of suspected cases there stands at about 750,000 — up from almost 276,000 as of July 5…” (Senthilingam/Bhattacharjee, 9/29).

PBS NewsHour: Biggest challenge of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis is making the world pay attention
“…Yemen has been torn apart by a two-year-old civil war, as a coalition led by Saudi Arabia fight against Houthi rebels and their allies. For more on all of this, I’m joined now by Jamie McGoldrick. He’s the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen…” (Brangham, 9/28).

Reuters: Yemen cholera cases could hit 1 million by year-end: Red Cross
“…Civil war in Yemen has killed more than 10,000 people since it began in March 2015…” (Nebehay, 9/29).

United Press International: Oxfam: Yemen cholera outbreak nearing largest in recorded history
“…British charity Oxfam said the epidemic is already the fastest-growing in recorded history and is expected to soon surpass the 754,373 cases recorded in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti…” (Uria, 9/30).

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