Yemen is in the grip of a cholera outbreak of an unprecedented scale. As of 02 July 2017, 262,650 suspected cholera cases and 1,587 deaths have been reported in all governorates except Socotra island. The four most affected governorates are Amanat Al Asimah, Al Hudaydah, Hajjah and Amran. Children under the age of 18 years are most affected. The magnitude of the outbreak is beyond the capacity, presence and reach of humanitarian organisations who had to reprogramme meagre resources available to tackle widespread food insecurity for the cholera response. Displacement and high levels of food insecurity compound the cholera crisis.
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