Yemen

Yemen Cholera Outbreak Update: Oct 31st, 2017

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THE SITUATION:

• Suspected Cases: 872,415

• Associated Deaths: 2,180

• Affected Gov. : 22/23

• Affected Districts: 304/333

Yemen is facing a acute and fast spreading cholera outbreak that threatens to worsen the already dire humanitarian crisis in the country. The lack of a functioning health system and limited access to safe water and hygiene posses a threat to effectively controlling the spread of the disease.

18.9 Million people in Yemen require humanitarian assistance with 14.5 million lacking access to safe water and sanitation services. More than half of all health facilities in Yemen are closed or partially functioning as a result of the conflict.