“Cholera cases in Yemen could reach a million by the end of 2017” – Red Cross

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September 29th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Al Mayadeen – – translated by Samer Hussein –  

                

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday that the humanitarian situation in Yemen was catastrophic and that the number of cholera cases in the country could amount to one million by the end of the year.

The head of the Red Cross mission in Yemen, Alexandere Faite, said the warring parties were using excessive force, resulting in a large number of civilian casualties.

He vowed for reopening of the Sana’a International Airport, particularly to allow flights carrying aid and relief supplies, adding that the number of suspected cases of cholera so far amounted to 750,000, while the number of deaths reached 2119.

“There could be one million cases of cholera by the end of the year”, he said.

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