Cholera Outbreak Reaches 300,000 People Infected in Yemen
|07/10/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
A cholera outbreak in Yemen “continues to spiral out of control,” according to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which says there are now over 300,000 suspected cases of the water-borne disease.
The country is also struggling to battle famine in the midst of a two-year war between a Saudi-led coalition and Shiite rebels who control the capital city of Sana’a.
The World Food Program has reported that two-thirds of Yemen’s population does not know where their next meal will come from.
“Disturbing. We’re at 300k+ suspected cases with ~7k new cases/day,” ICRC Regional Director Robert Mardini said in a tweet.
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