Red Cross Warns of ‘Unprecedented’ Cholera Cases in Yemen
|06/13/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The International Committee of the Red Cross is warning of unprecedented rates of cholera cases in war-torn Yemen, one of many similar warnings from international health organizations in the past few months.
“More than 5,000 suspected new cases have been reported daily during the past week,” said Maria del Pilar Bauza Moreno, ICRC health coordinator in Yemen. “The spread of the disease, which started just over a month ago, is accelerating.”
Two years of armed conflict have taken a toll on medical facilities in the country, as more than half of Yemen’s facilities, which are now operated by Houthi rebels, no longer read more >>>