Nearly 1m cases of cholera in Yemen





Cholera is a disease that causes acute diarrhoea that could lead to the death of those affected within hours if not treated. Malnourished children aged five and under are most prone to the disease.

There are currently one million people infected with cholera in wartorn Yemen, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Wednesday

Some 2,225 people have died on the disease since 27 April, it added.

The UN organisation issued a report stating that as of Monday, there were 983,486 cases of Cholera in Yemen.

The organisation also noted that during the same period, it recorded 2,225 deaths caused by the disease, spread across 21 of the country’s 22 provinces.

The report noted that the island of Socotra is the only area that has not witnessed a cholera outbreak. The strategic Red Sea port city of Hudaydah, which is under Houthi contro, has the highest number of cases with over 143,000.

The Hajjah province has had the highest number of cholera deaths with 417.