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“A doctor in Yemen sees with tears in his eyes how cholera is spreading.”

“A doctor in Yemen sees with tears in his eyes how cholera is spreading.”

There is a new cholera epidemic in Yemen. Reporter Daisy Mohr and photographer Edme van Rijn for NOS in an Aden hospital watched one doctor receive one patient after another.

The country is located in the southwest of the Arabian Peninsula and is bordered by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the north and the Sultanate of Oman to the east.

The United Nations recently expressed concern about the “rapid deterioration” of the cholera epidemic in Yemen, with more than 40,000 suspected cases since October, especially in areas controlled by Houthi rebels.

“We are deeply concerned about the rapid deterioration of the cholera epidemic. 40,000 suspected cases and more than 160 deaths have been reported, a “sharp increase” since the month, Martin Griffiths, head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told the Security Council. the past.

He pointed out that “most of them are in Houthi-controlled areas, where hundreds of new cases are reported every day.”

The conflict in Saada has dominated Yemen’s modern history. The Zaidi minority in the north had been marginalized for years by the government of Saleh (who was also strikingly Zaidi). The Ansar Allah group, nicknamed the Houthis, began as a religious youth movement that quickly turned radical.

Image: Screenshot of the NOS rv repo

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