Prevent Further Cholera Deaths - Help Us Open The Air, Land & Sea Ways To Yemen

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The International Committee of the Red Cross warned in July that the cholera epidemic in Yemen was spiralling out of control, reaching a milestone of over 300,000 suspected cases. More than 1,600 people have died. Children account for nearly half of all suspected cholera cases in the country, according to the UN’s children agency.

There is currectly a severe clean water deficiency in Yemen, thus making Cholera more at home in those unclean waters, therefore resulting in more cases of illness for every new day that passes.

Sana’a-based Taha Yaseen, from the Mwatana Organisation for Human Rights, said obstacles that stand in the way of controlling and containing cholera today in Yemen, include, but are not limited to, the ongoing war.

“During [the war] almost all health facilities and healthcare services reached a point of thorough collapse and thus are unable to respond to the increasing need to address fatal diseases and civilian victims. Many hospitals [have] shut down and many others were hit either by air or ground strikes, occupied by militias or used as military barracks,” he said.

When children stand to either die of starvation or a cholera outbreak, political discourse somewhat lose their appeal. Why argue a future that is being robbed away from Yemen’s children’s chest?

As world nations watch on idle, stuck in those hateful binary narratives their thirst for geopolitical control commanded they abide by, it is a people, and a civilisation stretching back centuries we are forfeiting … Yemen is dying under layers of million abominations and all we have offered are miserable whispers of condemnation.

More at: 
http://en.shafaqna.com/weapons-war-yemens-cholera-epidemic-spirals-control/

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