» 05/15/2017, 12.04
Cholera emergency in Yemen: 115 victims, over 8500 people infected
The capital Sana'a and the neighboring province of Amanat al-Semah is the epicenter of the epidemic. Poor hygiene conditions and poverty have favored the spread. WHO: Less than 45% of hospitals and clinics work full time. The war has damaged or destroyed at least 300 medical facilities.
13/07/2017 10:18:00 YEMEN - UN
UN: fighting parties and foreign allies to blame for deadly cholera epidemic
UN Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs speaks of "scandal" caused "entirely by man". The belligerents and those who support them too, "direct, supply, fight and perpetrate" violence. Contagious cases have risen to 320,000, at least 1740 casualties. 250 million dollars needed to deal with the emergency, so far only 47 collected.
26/06/2017 09:29:00 YEMEN - UN
UN says Yemen caught in worst cholera epidemic in the world
A joint note by Unicef and WHO experts. Suspected cases exceeded 200,000, victims over 1300; Of these, a quarter were children. There are 5,000 new cases per day. Almost 19 million people out of 28 million need assistance. Seven million are at the brink of famine. The health system has collapsed, endangering the supply of drinking water.
16/06/2017 10:20:00 YEMEN - UN
UN: Yemen's humanitarian crisis demands immediate cease-fire and humanitarian corridors
The Security Council unanimously approves an appeal addressed to all parties involved in the conflict. It is essential to ensure access to the port of Hodeida, which is a "vital still of salvation". Since the beginning of the cholera emergency 923 deaths, suspected cases have exceeded 124 thousand.
09/06/2017 09:55:00 YEMEN
Yemen’s cholera emergency continues: nearly 800 deaths and more than 100,000 infected
Cases were registered in 19 different provinces. WHO: Within six months up to 250,000 people affected. Oxfam: A victim every hour, nation "on the edge of precipice". Stop the war and restore channels of humanitarian aid. Epidemic spread due to poor hygienic conditions and the shortage of medical facilities.
Cholera epidemic in Kathmandu: Doctors ban government distributed drinking water
40 cases registered in less than three weeks, at least four deaths. Stocks distributed by the government can only be consumed after boiling. Panic breaks out in the valley.
AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!
AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®