Red Cross: Yemen cholera cases could hit 1 million by end of year

By REUTERS
September 29, 2017 12:02
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GENEVA - The humanitarian situation in Yemen is a "catastrophe" and cholera cases there could reach a million by the end of the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday.

Alexandre Faite, head of the ICRC delegation in Yemen, said that the warring sides were using disproportionate force, causing "very excessive" civilian casualties. He called on them to allow Sanaa airport to open to commercial flights for aid supplies.

Faite, saying there had been 750,000 suspected cases of cholera to date, with 2,119 deaths, told a Geneva news briefing: "We could be to one million (cases) by the end of the year."

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