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Yemen cholera outbreak hits 1 million suspected cases

21st Dec 2017

In response to the Yemen cholera outbreak hitting the million suspected cases mark Shane Stevenson, Oxfam's Country Director in Yemen, said:

"It is a disgrace that in the 21st century such an easy-to-treat disease like cholera could infect over a million people in one country. 
"This is the world's worst recorded outbreak, a man-made tragedy driven by more than a thousand days of a relentless and ruthless war. Month after month, the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, slowly destroying every aspect of Yemenis' lives. 
"More than 16 million people - almost the combined population of London and New York - are currently without clean water and millions more face losing their supply unless the Saudi-led coalition's blockade is lifted quickly."