Menu Search Facebook Twitter
Search Close
  • Capital Coahuila
  • Capital Hidalgo
  • Capital Jalisco
  • Capital Morelos
  • Capital Oaxaca
  • Capital Puebla
  • Capital Quintana Roo
  • Capital Querétaro
  • Capital Veracruz
  • Capital México
  • Capital Michoacán
  • Capital Mujer
  • Reporte Índigo
  • Estadio Deportes
  • The News
  • Efekto
  • Diario DF
  • Capital Edo. de Méx.
  • Green TV
  • Revista Cambio
Radio Capital
Pirata FM
Capital Máxima
Capital FM
Facebook Twitter
X Welcome! Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news, data, statistical and exclusive promotions for subscribers

UN Aid Chief in Yemen Warns of Cholera rise Without More Aid

People in Yemen are "dying unnecessary, preventable deaths in quiet corners of villages," he said in an interview

People are treated for suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, May 15, 2017, photo: AP/Hani Mohammed
7 months ago

AMMAN, Jordan – Two senior U.N. officials on Tuesday warned of the spread of cholera and malnutrition in Yemen, where millions of civilians have been caught in a two-year-old civil war.

Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N. humanitarian chief in Yemen, told a news agency on Tuesday that poverty and disease are visibly spreading amid the havoc of war.

People in Yemen are “dying unnecessary, preventable deaths in quiet corners of villages,” he said in an interview in the Jordanian capital of Amman, after a recent trip to Yemen.

“It’s going to be a very sad year for Yemen,” he said, noting that the U.N.’s $2 billion aid program for Yemen for this year is less than 20 percent funded.

He said worse is yet to come unless more aid is delivered and the fighting stops.

In a separate statement, the regional director of the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said 55,200 cases of cholera were reported in Yemen in the past four weeks.

“More and more children die every day in Yemen from preventable causes like malnutrition and cholera,” said Geert Cappelaere. “Time is running out.”

“Anyone with a heart for children cannot let the situation in Yemen continue,” he said.

Comments Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
More From The News
Latest News

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state A ...

4 days ago

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate ann ...

4 days ago

NFL Network suspends analysts over sexua ...

4 days ago

Minnesota announces restrictions on usin ...

4 days ago
Most Popular

Energy Secretariat Grants Permissions to ...

By The Associated Press

White House Steps Up Aid for Financially ...

By The Associated Press

Trump Faces Obstacles in Bid to Shake Up ...

By The Associated Press

Brazil's Agnelli, Who Turned Vale Into T ...

By Reuters

SpaceX Targets 2018 for First Mars Missi ...

By Reuters