CNN: Yemen at risk of third cholera epidemic, health officials warn

CNN: Yemen at risk of third cholera epidemic, health officials warn

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8/3/18

CNN.com quoted Jolien Veldwijk, CARE’s assistant country director in Yemen, in a story about the Yemen humanitarian crisis and the risk of a third cholera epidemic in the country, as cases are continuing to increase near the capital, Sanaa, and the major port city of Hodeidah.

“Water and sanitation infrastructure has also been badly damaged and cholera in Hodeidah is now spreading. Cholera cases in Hodeidah governorate recently rose by almost a third,” she said. “The situation in Hodeidah is terrible. Anyone with any money will now have left, shops are closed and it is those with no money who are left behind and who are extremely vulnerable.” Read the full story here.

Water is a scarce resource: Millions of people in Yemen don’t have access to clean water. Most water sources have been destroyed and people have less than a glass of water a day to drink. CARE helps by repairing old water sources and building new ones. Credit: CARE/Eman Al-Awami

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