From The Guardian:

Ali Muhammad’s entire family are sick. In the months since his home district of Abs in northern Yemen was hit by a cholera outbreak, he has lost both parents and all six of his children have fallen ill.

“Cholera is everywhere,” he said, according to a testimony provided by Médecins Sans Frontières, who are caring for his eldest daughter at a cholera treatment centre in Abs. “The water is contaminated and I don’t drink it. We have tanks, but we don’t get water regularly. The situation cannot be worse.”

Last August the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Abs was destroyed by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike. 19 people were killed. MSF is currently running a cholera treatment center that sees the most patients, more than 460 daily, than anywhere else in the country.

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Location of Abs in Yemen.

Ayed Ali, a Yemeni caretaker based in the al-Sharq district of Hajjah governorate, said most people in the area drink from exposed wells and tanks, “no matter the water is clean or not”. “There are no salaries and no services,” he said, according to MSF. “Even public hospitals are down. There are no drugs. If you have money, you get treatment. Otherwise, you’ll die.”

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