Over 2,00,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: UN

Over 2,00,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: UN Updated on : 25-06-2017 11:04 AM
The UN health agency has said there are now more than 2,00,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children.

UNICEF director Anthony Lake and World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan said in a statement Saturday, "We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," with an average of 5,000 new cases every day.

The agencies said that more than 1,300 people have died one quarter of them children and the death toll is expected to rise.

The UN added collapsing health, water and sanitation systems have cut off 14.5 million people from regular access to clean water and sanitation, increasing the ability of the disease to spread. In addition, an estimated 30,000 local health workers have not been paid for nearly 10 months.

(Agency inputs) (SU)


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Rath Yatra begins in Odisha's Puri

The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath began on June 25 at the 12th century Jagannath temple in Puri.

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