In addition, an estimated 30,000 local health workers have not been paid for nearly 10 months
People are treated for suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, May. 15, 2017, photo: AP/Hani Mohammed
24 of June 2017 13:12:17
BERLIN – The U.N. health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children.UNICEF director Anthony Lake and World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said in a statement Saturday, "we are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," with an average of 5,000 new cases every day. The agencies say that more than 1,300 people have died — one quarter of them children — and the death toll is expected to rise.