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Oxfam: Cholera epidemic in Yemen 'worst in history'

745,205 suspected cholera cases have been reported since April 27, with 2,199 deaths reported in 22 of Yemen's 23 province. (Al Arabiya)

Oxfam on Thursday described the cholera epidemic Yemen as the worst in history after more than 755,000 cases have been reported.

"The number of victims of the cholera outbreak in Yemen has reached more than 2,100 deaths and 755,000 cases have been reported since April 27, making it the worst in history," Oxfam said in a statement on its website.

Oxfam warned that the number of suspected cholera cases could rise to about one million by November.

Humanitarian Director Nigel Timmins said that Yemen was living the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world”. Timmins added that the Yemeni crisis is only getting worse.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report on Wednesday that it had registered 745,205 suspected cholera cases since April 27, with 2,199 deaths reported in 22 of Yemen's 23 provinces.

International and local organizations are helping Yemenis living in a deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country since the autumn season of 2014.

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Last Update: Friday, 29 September 2017 KSA 14:19 - GMT 11:19
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