From The Guardian:
Experts are predicting that cholera cases can reach up to 1 million people and affect 600,000 children by the end of this year. Currently there are more than 815,000 suspected cases with 2,156 deaths. Around 4,000 cases are being reported daily.
Save the Children has warned that, at the current rate of infection, the number of cases will reach seven figures before the turn of the year, 60% of which will be among children. In July, the International Committee of the Red Cross predicted there would be 600,000 suspected cholera cases in the country by the end of the year.
Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children’s country director for Yemen, said an outbreak of this scale and speed is “what you get when a country is brought to its knees by conflict, when a healthcare system is on the brink of collapse, when its children are starving, and when its people are blocked from getting the medical treatment they need”.
Kirolos said: “There’s no doubt this is a man-made crisis. Cholera only rears its head when there’s a complete and total breakdown in sanitation. All parties to the conflict must take responsibility for the health emergency we find ourselves in.”
Haiti had the largest cholera outbreak on record between 2010 – 2017. They recorded 815,000 cases in seven years. Yemen has reached that in only 6 months.