Million of cholera cases in Yemen

World December 21, 2017 14:03

the hague - In Yemen, one million people have become infected with cholera. According to the Red Cross, 2226 patients have so far died from the disease. The bacterial infection can spread quickly if there is a lack of clean drinking water and food. Also, almost three hundred cases of diphtheria have been detected, 34 with fatal consequences.

In the war-torn country in the south of the Arabian peninsula, there has been an emergency for months, threatening more than 20 million inhabitants. Red Cross ambassador Floortje Dessing visited the affected at the beginning of this month. She was stuck with her team in the capital Sanaa for some time because of the violence.

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