who wary of major setback on cholera
Last Updated : GMT 12:24:11
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

in Yemen amid blockade

WHO wary of 'major setback' on cholera

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today WHO wary of 'major setback' on cholera

WHO wary of 'major setback' on cholera in Yemen amid blockade
Geneva - Arab Today

The World Health Organization warned Friday that a Saudi-led blockade of Yemen was threatening to undo efforts to rein in a cholera epidemic already affecting nearly one million people in the war-ravaged country.

Yemen, where a multinational conflict has caused a daunting humanitarian crises, has seen nearly 914,000 people infected by cholera since the latest outbreak began in April, according to WHO figures.

Nearly 2,200 people have so far died from the waterborne disease, which has propagated rapidly due to deteriorating hygiene and sanitation conditions.

A massive vaccination campaign had in recent weeks helped slow the spread, but WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib warned the Saudi-led coalition's decision to seal off Yemen's borders this week threatened the progress made.

"We will suffer a major setback if we don't have full access to all affected areas," she told reporters in Geneva.

"Controlling the cholera outbreak is a very difficult challenge... Certainly closing borders and all access to the country will not help," she said.

Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in neighbouring Yemen in March 2015 with the stated aim of rolling back gains by the Iran-backed Huthi rebels and restoring the government of Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi to power.

The coalition has since the beginning enforced a de facto blockade on land crossings and air and sea ports, and the UN and other international humanitarian organisations are required to take permission for sporadic aid deliveries.

The blockade was tightened further on Monday, when the coalition said it was closing Yemen's borders and ports to aid agencies, after Saudi Arabia accused Iran of being behind a rebel attack in which a missile was intercepted near Riyadh airport over the weekend.

The UN Security Council demanded Wednesday that the blockade be lifted, amid warnings of mass famine.

Chaib echoed that call, pointing out that cholera was "all over the country."

"We need to have unlimited access to all governorates of Yemen to be able to move, to be able to provide assistance to the health centres and hospitals."

The UN children's agency UNICEF also warned of dire health consequences if the blockade continues.

Maritxell Relano, head of UNICEF's operations in Yemen, pointed out that fuel was about to run out.

"The current stocks of fuel will only last until the end of November, and we need fuel to maintain the health centres open and the water system functioning," she told reporters in Geneva via conference call from Yemen.

"The operative water supply systems and the water treatment plants will stop if we don't have fuel, so the risk, the impact is unimaginable in terms of health (and) diseases," she cautioned.

Source: AFP

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 04:28 2017 Saturday ,23 December

Quarter of Rohingya refugee children

GMT 05:21 2017 Sunday ,05 November

Red Cross admits $6-million fraud

GMT 08:11 2017 Saturday ,15 April

2bn people drinking contaminated water

GMT 12:24 2017 Wednesday ,12 April

Global depression numbers surge

GMT 11:54 2017 Tuesday ,24 January

WHO on High Alert for Spread of Bird Flu
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

who wary of major setback on cholera who wary of major setback on cholera

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

who wary of major setback on cholera who wary of major setback on cholera

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 10:35 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Arab Today, arab today New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 02:36 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today France sanctions businesses linked

GMT 01:58 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

France sanctions businesses linked
Arab Today, arab today Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 02:09 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more
Arab Today, arab today The Rake announces editorial updates

GMT 12:19 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

The Rake announces editorial updates
Arab Today, arab today Europe brings on charm and blue skies

GMT 06:12 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Europe brings on charm and blue skies
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles
Arab Today, arab today Puigdemont candidate for Catalan president

GMT 05:31 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Puigdemont candidate for Catalan president
Arab Today, arab today Amazon to open first cashierless shop

GMT 05:52 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Amazon to open first cashierless shop

GMT 13:36 2017 Friday ,22 December

Iraqi troops killed six ISIS militants in Mousl

GMT 12:33 2017 Friday ,22 December

Yara denies presenting new talk show

GMT 01:00 2017 Wednesday ,20 December

Saudi and Russia expnad food integration

GMT 14:33 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

German business morale eases back from record high

GMT 12:32 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

UK weather: The latest Sky News forecast

GMT 04:53 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

Egypt’s government signs agreement with Switzerland

GMT 04:27 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

Tensions dominate the Iranian parliament amid fears

GMT 11:35 2017 Monday ,18 December

Putin appreciates U.S intelligence cooperation

GMT 08:05 2017 Monday ,18 December

Mona Zaki reveals details of her new show

GMT 17:32 2017 Sunday ,17 December

Polls open in Chilean presidential election

GMT 07:16 2017 Sunday ,17 December

Yasmine Underlines importance of Fatimid Cairo

GMT 20:34 2018 Saturday ,20 January

Bahrain press headlines

GMT 22:38 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Bahrain Press headlines

GMT 07:22 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 07:23 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 16:25 2016 Thursday ,22 December

Italian bank Monte Paschi edges closer to state bailout

GMT 06:41 2018 Saturday ,17 March

testing from boss1

GMT 09:12 2017 Friday ,17 November

Gleam Futures represents Grace Beverley

GMT 06:03 2014 Wednesday ,09 April

Please .. Let Gaza breathe!

GMT 08:10 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

To 'eternal style' of late Alaia

GMT 16:03 2017 Thursday ,21 December

US hits Myanmar general in new global rights sanctions

GMT 16:33 2014 Thursday ,13 November

Al-Ehtimam Bil Aakhareen
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday