The people of Yemen are facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day.
In just two months, this killer disease has spread to almost every corner of this war-torn country. Already more than 1,300 people have died – one quarter of them children – and the death toll is expected to rise.
West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver said: “As always, the innocent suffer.
“To reiterate UNICEF’s appeal - the authorities in Yemen must do more to stop the outbreak from spreading further and all parties must act now to end this devastating conflict.”
Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 24 June 2017 – The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world. <BR> <BR>