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More than 1000 dead due to Yemen cholera, another 300,000 at risk: WHO

About 10.3 million people are close to famine and 14.5 million lack access to safe drinking water

IANS  |  Sanaa (Yemen) 

Photo: WHO
Photo: WHO

The (WHO) announced that the toll in the outbreak in has reached 1,054, with the total suspected cases reaching 151,000.

The outbreak has spread fast in 20 out of 22 Yemeni governorates in just seven weeks, since April 27, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Last month, the said the number of suspected cases could reach 300,000 in the next six months.

The organisation warned that the healthcare system in is on the verge of collapse as many hospitals have shut down because of the ongoing conflict, saying only 45 per cent of them are still operational and they are facing a shortage of supplies and staff.

Two-thirds of the total population, around 19 million, need humanitarian and protection aid.

About 10.3 million people are close to famine and 14.5 million lack access to safe drinking water.

The war has so far killed more than 10,000 people, half of them civilians, and displaced over 2 million others, according to humanitarian agencies.

First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 11:15 IST
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