From New York Times:

The regional director from UNICEF has called the spread of the disease “incredibly dire.” The number of cholera cases could quadruple to 300,000 in the next month. Half of the cases currently are children.

Cholera, a bacterial disease spread by water contaminated with human waste, causes potentially fatal dehydration if left untreated. It has been expanding at an alarming rate in Yemen for the past month, from a few thousand cases to roughly 70,000. Most areas of the country are affected.

UNICEF is providing clean water, rehydration kits, and medicine. But after two years of war and a failing health system, it might not be enough.

According to Al Jazeera, 70,000 cases have been reported and 600 people have died from the disease.

Follow the cholera tag for more information on the spread of the disease around the country.

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