Disastrous Cholera outbreak in Yemen kills at least 923; 1,24,000 more suspected
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 13-Jun-2017

Sanaa, June 9: An outbreak of cholera in Yemen is worsening day by day and has brought the disaster as over 900 people killed in a time period of just two and half months. The suspected patients of the disease have reached up to 1,24,000. Yemen’s major parts are suffering from Cholera since the month of April this year.

In a Twitter post, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday revealed shocking data that the cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed over 923 people in a time period of two and half months. 124,000 suspected cases of cholera have been registered across the country since April 27. However, the number of suspected cholera cases has increased by 7,000 since Sunday.

The WHO has also warned that the number of 7000, compared with 3432 in the previous seven-day period. The international community has come forward to provide aid to cholera hit Yemen but still not efficient as the numbers of patients are increasing effectively. Yemeni medical officials said an aid flight from the United Arab Emirates carrying 50 tons of cholera treatments arrived in the southern city of Aden, which is controlled by government forces.

Yemen’s capital Sanaa is worst hit by cholera epidemic with 34.6 percent of the cases, followed by the surrounding province with 12 percent, the data showed. Cases were also reported in Yemen's other major cities too which includes Hodeidah, Hajjah, Ibb, Taiz and Aden.

Earlier, the United Nation has called Yemen "the largest humanitarian crisis in the world" and on the other side World Health Organization classified Yemen as one of the worst humanitarian emergencies in the world alongside Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and Iraq. According to UN officials, more than 10,000 people have been killed in the war, while more than 11 percent of the country’s population has been displaced as a direct result of the conflict.