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Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak ‘Worst Ever’; 600K Cases Expected By Year’s End, Oxfam Projects

Al Jazeera: Yemen crisis ‘an absolute shame on humanity’
“International human rights organization CARE has denounced the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, which is also suffering from a cholera epidemic, as ‘an absolute shame on humanity’…” (7/23).

CIDRAP News: Yemen’s cholera epidemic called ‘worst ever’ by Oxfam
“In just over three months, Yemen has reported more than 368,000 cholera cases, the most recorded in a single year, according to the nongovernmental organization Oxfam…” (Soucheray, 7/21).

Deutsche Welle: Yemen’s cholera outbreak worsens as Oxfam projects 600,000 cases
“International aid organization Oxfam projected Friday that the number of cholera cases in Yemen could rise to more than 600,000. The announcement comes after the World Health Organization announced that almost 370,000 suspected cases of cholera and 1,828 deaths have been reported since the outbreak began in April. That’s higher than the previous annual record of 340,311 in Haiti in 2011…” (7/21).

U.N. News Centre: Rainy season worsens cholera crisis in Yemen; U.N. agencies deliver clean water, food
“…U.N. agencies, including WHO and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF), are scaling up access to clean water and sanitation, and setting up treatment centers for oral rehydration therapy and other measures. The response is also focused on providing food as the country remains on the verge of famine. Seventeen million people are currently hungry in the war-torn country, making then more vulnerable to catching the bacteria…” (7/21).

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