Yemen: aid offers ‘only hope of survival’ in cholera epidemic, says Priti Patel

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from The Guardian
Published on 11 Aug 2017 View Original

Development secretary says ‘catastrophic disaster’ is looming unless foreign donors follow UK lead to tackle disease that has infected half a million Yemenis.

Humanitarian aid is “the only hope Yemeni people have to survive”, said the UK development minister, Priti Patel. She warned Yemen is “on the brink of catastrophic disaster” unless the international community follows Britain’s lead to stem the cholera epidemic.

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