1 Million Yemeni Children Are at Risk of Being Killed by Cholera

YemenExtra

M.A.

The “Save the Children” organization warned that more than 1 million children in Yemen are at risk of dying from a cholera outbreak.

“Children are three times more likely to die from cholera because their immune systems are the most vulnerable, weakened by severe malnutrition due to the three-year war and siege,” the WHO said.

The organization says that 200,000 more Yemeni children under the age of five are at risk of imminent death from hunger, after the passage of two years of war, which led the country to the brink of famine and the collapse of the health care system.

Moreover, Save the Children described Yemen’s children as “trapped in a cycle of hunger and disease”.

On the other hand, the BBC’s global health correspondent, Tulip Mazumdar, stated that the treatment of cholera is easy, but what is difficult is the restrictions imposed by the war and blockade on the supply of medicine and food.

Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States and Britain, has been waging a war against Yemen since March 26, 2015, and imposing a sea as well as an air blockade.