The World Health Organization says that the number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen is growing by 5,000 every day.
The WHO representative in Yemen, Nevio Zagaria, said in a news conference on Saturday in the Yemeni capital Sanaa that the epidemic has hit 21 provinces out of Yemen’s 22 provinces, stressing that the number of suspected cholera cases has multiplied tenfold in the last two months.
UNICEF’s acting representative Sherin Varkey, for his part, said a quarter of the fatalities from the outbreak were children.
The death toll rose from 1,300 announced two weeks ago by WHO, which put the number of suspected cases at over 200,000…
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