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Yemen cholera cases pass the 100,000 mark: WHO
Tom Miles, Reuters, Jun 8 2017

GENEVA – The number of suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen has risen to more than 100,000 since an outbreak began on Apr 27, the WHO said on Thursday. The rapid spread of the disease through 19 of Yemen’s 23 governorates highlighted a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen after two years of civil war that has disabled most health care facilities. WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told Reuters:

To date, 101,820 suspected cholera cases and 789 deaths have been reported in 19 governorates.

The WHO has warned that the number of cases could hit 300,000, but the daily number of new ones declined slightly in the week to Jun 5 to 3,432, compared with 3,651 in the previous seven-day period. WHO said in a report published on Wednesday:

Yemen is in the grip of a severe cholera epidemic of an unprecedented scale. Malnourished children and women, people living with other chronic health conditions, and households that do not have enough to eat, are now at greater risk of death as they face the triple threat of conflict, famine and cholera. Health and sanitation workers have not been paid for over eight months, only 30% of required medical supplies are being imported into the country, garbage collection in the cities is irregular, and more than eight million people lack access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation.

The war has left 19 million of Yemen’s 28 million people needing humanitarian aid, many of them on the verge of famine. The cholera outbreak is the second wave of an epidemic that began in October, spread until December and then dwindled but was never brought fully under control. Oxfam called for a “cholera ceasefire” to allow health workers to halt the spread of the disease, adding that the published numbers were probably an underestimate. Oxfam’s Yemen Country Director Sajjad Mohammed Sajid said in a statement:

Yemen is on the edge of an abyss. Lives hang in the balance. Cholera is simple to treat and prevent but while the fighting continues the task is made doubly difficult.

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