Researchers Blame Saudi-Led Coalition for ‘Worst Cholera Outbreak in the World’ in Yemen
|08/19/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The majority of deaths from Yemen’s cholera outbreak have occurred in rebel-controlled areas cut off from supplies due to airstrikes and blockades by a Saudi-led military coalition, according to research published on Friday.
The study by London’s Queen Mary University found eight out of 10 cholera deaths took place in regions controlled by Iran-backed Houthi rebels who have fought a two-year war against Saudi-aligned forces backing Yemen’s government.
Yemen is battling against the “world’s worst cholera outbreak”, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
More than half a million people have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and read more >>>