Sono 1.146 gli yemeniti morti dal 27 aprile per l’epidemia di colera in corso nel Paese. Lo ha dichiarato l'Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità (OMS) nello Yemen. L'epidemia stata annunciata dalle autorità sanitarie del Paese il 6 ottobre 2016. L'Oms stima che 7,6 milioni di yemeniti vivano in aree con un elevato rischio di trasmissione del colera. L'Ufficio delle Nazioni Unite per il coordinamento degli affari umanitari (OCHA) descrive la situazione nello Yemen come “la più grande crisi umanitaria del mondo”, con 18,8 milioni di persone che necessitano di assistenza umanitaria o di difesa, di cui 10,3 milioni che richiedono aiuto immediato per salvarsi la vita.

A total of 1,146 Yemenis have become victims of the cholera outbreak in the country since April 27, the World Health Organization (WHO) in Yemen said Tuesday. "Since 27 April 2017, a total of 166,976 suspected #cholera cases and 1146 deaths have been reported across #Yemen," the WHO wrote on its official Twitter account. The cholera outbreak in Yemen was announced by the country's health authorities on October 6, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 7.6 million Yemenis live in areas with a high risk of cholera transmission. Yemen has been in the grip of a civil war since March 2015, which affected the country’s economic and social systems, as well as the national health care. The war is being waged between the internationally recognized government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi movement backed by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) characterizes the situation in Yemen as "the largest humanitarian crisis in the world," with 18.8 million people in need of humanitarian or defense assistance, including 10.3 million who require immediate aid to save or sustain their lives.