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Yemen Cholera Outbreak Tops 300,000 Suspected Cases: ICRC

10 July 2017 18:59

 

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has now surpassed 300,000 suspected cases and claimed more than 1,600 lives, the Red Cross said Monday.

“#Yemen’s cholera epidemic continues to spiral out of control. Today, over 300,000 people are suspected to be ill. More than 1,600 have died,” it said in a tweet.

Yemen has been since March 2015 under a brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been injured and martyred in Saudi-led strikes, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

The coalition has been also imposing a blockade on the impoverished country’s ports and airports as a part of his aggression which is aimed at restoring power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

However, the allied forces of the army and the committees have been heroically confronting the aggression with all means.

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