Yemen faces world’s worst cholera outbreak: UN

The United Nations today warned that Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world.

A statement by UNICEF and the WHO says the number of suspected cholera cases in the war-torn country has exceeded two lakh.

It says in just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate, with an estimated 5,000 new cases every day in the country. So far more than 1,300 people have died, one quarter of them were children. The UN said, the death toll expected to rise. The two UN agencies say they are doing everything they can to stop the outbreak from accelerating.

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