• Nearly 700,000 suspected cholera cases and over 2,000 associated deaths have been reported since 27 April.
• 1.7 million people in acute need live in districts with highest access constraints.
• 78 per cent of households are economically worse off than they were two years ago.
• 8,530 people have been killed since March 2015, and 48,848 injured. More than 1,500 schools are damaged or destroyed.
Cholera cases still rising
Nearly 700,000 suspected cases reported in less than six months
Already the poorest country in the Middle East, Yemen has been devastated by a manmade triple tragedy: the spectre of famine, the world’s largest ever single-year cholera outbreak, and daily deprivation and injustice resulting from brutal conflict. The unprecedented cholera epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people and infected nearly 700,000 others since 27 April. The outbreak is far from over. During August, a significant increase in suspected cholera cases was reported in select districts of seven governorates.
The most concerning increase is in three governorates: Al Hudaydah (which has seen a 40 per cent increase), Ibb and Aden.
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