Monday, 10 July 2017

Yemen Struck with Massive Cholera Outbreak

The "worst cholera outbreak in the world" (according to the WHO) is taking place in war torn Yemen right now. Around 300k people have been infected in the past 10 weeks (about 7,000 new cases each day), according to the ICRC.

The UN is finding themselves having to divert resources away from combating malnutrition in the region toward dealing with the cholera outbreak, raising the risk of famine.

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