Yemen is facing the world’s worst cholera outbreak

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Recent time in Yemen a cholera outbreak caused a lot of death and humanitarian crisis. This is the world’s worst cholera outbreak in the midst of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. In the last three months alone, 400,000 cases of suspected cholera and nearly 1900 associated deaths have been recorded.

Vital health, water, and sanitation facilities have been crippled by more than two years of hostilities in Yemen created the ideal conditions for diseases to spread. Over 60 per cent of the population not knowing where their next meal will come from. Nearly 2 million Yemeni children are acutely malnourished. Malnutrition makes them more susceptible to cholera.

Bout 16,000 community volunteers go house to house, providing families with information on how to protect themselves from diarrhea and cholera. Doctors, nurses, and other essential health staff are working around the clock to save lives.

thousands are falling sick every day. Sustained efforts are required to stop the spread of disease. Nearly 80 percent of Yemen’s children need immediate humanitarian assistance.

More than 99 per cent of people who are sick with suspected cholera and who can access health services are now surviving. And the total number of children who will be afflicted with severe acute malnutrition this year is estimated at 385,000.

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