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Who: cholera outbreak in Yemen is “unprecedented” in its scale

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The number of cholera cases within the next six months can reach 250-300 thousand.

The world health organization (who) declares that in the last three weeks in Yemen 242 recorded deaths due to cholera, and the number of reported cases for this period is more than 23 thousand.

About this reports Deutsche Welle.

As stated on Friday, may 19, the who representative in Yemen Nevio zagaria, world organizations expect the number of cholera cases within the next six months can reach 250-300 thousand.

“You have to understand that with such figures the price we pay in human lives, would be extremely, extremely high,” said the who representative. Tan stressed that the cholera epidemic in Yemen is “unprecedented” in its scope.

As reported, on may 16, the United Nations said the cholera epidemic threatens 7.6 million people in Yemen .

From September 2014 in Yemen, the ongoing conflict – the country is divided between Shia Houthi rebels who are supported by Iran, and the administration of President Abd-rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is based in Aden.

The Hadi government supports the coalition led by Saudi Arabia. In addition, in Yemen active terrorist group “al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula”.

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