Yemen's Cholera Outbreak Is Out Of Control
In mid-July, there were 350,000 suspected cases and by November 5th, that had increased rapidly to 908,400 with 80 percent of districts across 22 governates affected. Half of all suspected cases are children. The Red Cross has said that a shipment of chlorine tablets vital in curbing the epidemic has been blocked due to the blockade, worsening the situation even further. Since the Saudi coalition intervened in Yemen's civil war, 8,670 people have been killed and just under 50,000 have been injured, 60 percent of whom were civilians.
This chart shows the cumulative number of suspected cholera cases and deaths in Yemen (Jul-Nov 2017).