The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that more than 5 thousand cholera cases were recorded in Yemen by September 15 this year.
In the report published by WHO regarding the cholera epidemic worldwide, information was given about the cases seen in Yemen.
In this context, the report stated that 5 thousand 674 cholera cases were encountered in Yemen between January 1 and September 15, 2023, and that there were 7 deaths due to the disease in the same period, and the infection rate was 19 per thousand.
The growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, due to the civil war that has been going on for nearly 9 years, has reached terrible proportions.
According to the United Nations, more than 22 million of the country’s population of 30 million need assistance and protection.
Reasons such as lack of access to clean water, malnutrition, lack of medicine and medical supplies in the country also invite epidemic diseases, especially cholera.