A cholera outbreak is spreading rapidly in Yemen with near about 70,000 cholera cases has been reported with nearly 600 fatalities, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that war-ravaged Yemen is turning into a disastrous place for children. UNICEF Regional Director, Geert Cappelaere after visit to warn-turn country said that “Cholera is not going to be stopped by any border, as it doesn’t need any kind of permit to enter, nor does it looks for ideal political conditions”.
High Time to Stand for Humanity through Humanity
UNICEF Regional Director said its tough time for Yemen and we need to step up in order to prevent cholera form killing more number of children. He also mentioned about the health workers, trying hard to save the humanity through their dedication and commitment. They are doing this great work despite not receiving their salaries from almost nine months. Such kind of efforts are needed to handle this critical conditions and help children in Yemen to thrive.
UNICEF: Urge for Collective Efforts to Fight against Cholera Disaster
UNICEF has stepped up with partners to respond this condition, providing clean and safe water to people across Yemen and delivering lifesaving medical facilities including medicine, diarrhea diseases kits, oral rehydration salts, and intravenous fluids. He called for global support, as UNICEF need $16 million to stop the outbreak turning into a horrified disaster. He also said it is important that all parties should keep politics aside and priorities children of Yemen. They need to form a peaceful political agreement to save the precious lives of Yemen children.