Thursday, 14 September 2017

Yemen: Climate Change and 'World's worst cholera outbreak'

Source: "Yemen: 'World's worst cholera outbreak' mapped", Al Jazeera, 5th September 2017, by Shakeeb Asrar

Shakeeb Asrar reported, "A look at the worst-hit areas in the war-torn country. (...) War-torn Yemen is facing the "world's worst cholera outbreak", the United Nations declared in June 2017. (...) There are more than half a million suspected cases of cholera in the country and on average 5,000 new cases are recorded a day. The UN has placed blame for the outbreak on all sides in the country's ongoing conflict. (...)"

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In Yemen, climate-driven war is a deadly reality. Yemen is on the verge of running out of water.