Humanitarian Bulletin Yemen

Issue 26 | 14 August 2017

No. of pages: 6

Publication date: 22 August 2017

Author: OCHA

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Cholera crisis far from over Over 494,000 suspected cases and 1,966 deaths in less than four months The cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed some 1,966 lives in less than four months and more than 5,000 people are falling ill every day with symptoms of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera. All governorates have been affected, except Socotra. Children and the elderly are the hardest hit: more than 41 per cent of the suspected cases since 27 April and a quarter of the deaths are children, while people over 60 represent 30 per cent of fatalities.