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Cholera outbreak kills Yemenis: WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said in its report on Monday that 913 people have been died due to the cholera outbreak in Yemen since the beginning of 2019.

The report affirmed that the WHO recorded over 6,000 suspected cholera cases, including children during the same year.

The health sector in Yemen has been deteriorated as a result of the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen, which led to the spread of epidemics and diseases, as well as to close a number of health facilities.

In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started  a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and  prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.

Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

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