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Yemen cholera cases could hit 1 million by year-end - Red Cross

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 01:20

the humanitarian situation in Yemen is a ''catastrophe'' and cholera cases there could reach a million by year-end, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday. Pascale Davies reports

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The humanitarian situation in Yemen has been labeled a catastrophe by the International Committee of the Red Cross. And now the charity warns cholera cases could hit a million by the end of the year. The head of the red cross delegation says the warring sides are all using disproportionate force causing excessive civilian causalities. The Civil war has killed more than 10,000 people since it began in March 2015. Control of the country is split between the Houthi rebels, who control much of northern Yemen and a Saudi-led coalition. Delivering aid to those in need had become almost impossible. The red cross has called on both sides to open the airport in the capital Saana after the main port of Hodeidah was damaged, so that medical supplies, including insulin can be delivered. There have been 750,000 suspected cases of cholera to date. The World Health Organization says its the worst recorded outbreak of cholera in modern history.

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Yemen cholera cases could hit 1 million by year-end - Red Cross

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 01:20