From New York Times:
In a rare move, UNICEF is now paying the salaries for Yemen’s doctors and nurses to help combat the cholera outbreak. The country’s war has halted many salaries, but the medical workers are desperately needed now and deserve to be paid. They are receiving 70% of their usual salary from UNICEF.
Mr. Cappelaere said Unicef, the United Nations children’s agency, started paying the health workers about four weeks ago. The agency is borrowing the money from an emergency fund to provide medical workers with about 70 percent of what they ordinarily would be paid. The money, which he described as daily stipends, has already amounted to millions of dollars.
The war has also destroyed or closed half of Yemen’s healthcare facilities.
How the cholera outbreak looks this as of today (this will change tomorrow):Embed from Getty Images
A Yemeni man carries a woman suspected of being infected with cholera as they arrive for treatment at Sabaeen Hospital in Sanaa, on June 13, 2017. Six weeks into the second outbreak of the deadly disease in less than a year, at least one patient checks in at Sabaeen every 60 seconds — a level of emergency that overwhelms staff. / AFP PHOTO / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Dr. Zouiten: “We have to be as close as possible to the population.”