Archive for December 26th, 2017

26/12/2017

Three-Fourths of All People in Yemen in Need of Humanitarian Assistance — Vital That All Ports Kept Open

Human Wrongs Watch

With close to three-fourths of all people in Yemen in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations top relief official has underscored the need to keep all ports open to both aid and commercial vessels so that life-saving assistance reaches those in desperate need.

A settlement of internally displaced persons in Amran governorate, Yemen. (file) Photo: Giles Clarke for UNOCHA

“I remain deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis in Yemen, where more than 22 million people need humanitarian assistance – 8.4 million of whom are already on the edge of starvation,” on 24 December 2017 said Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, in a statement.

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26/12/2017

Suspected Cholera Cases in Yemen Surpass One Million — WHO

Human Wrongs Watch

The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has crossed one million, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on 22 December 2017 reported, urging greater efforts to tackle the outbreak and deal with the deteriorating health situation in the war-torn nation.

At the Al Sab’een Hospital in Sana’a, Yemen, a doctor checks on a girl suffering from cholera. Photo: UNICEF/UN066510/Fuad

“The epidemic is not yet over and more concerted efforts need to be deployed to ensure that it is controlled in the immediate term and prevented from reoccurring in the near future,” WHO spokesperson Tarik Jašarevic told a press briefing in Geneva.

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