Crisis in Yemen
Although the conflict has largely gone unreported in mainstream media, the recent health crisis has raised the profile of the civil war in Yemen. Many have been stirred to focus on meeting the urgent health needs facing Yemeni people today. World Health Organisation (WHO) reports** (external site) that more than 1,700 people have died in Yemen as a result of cholera with up to 300,000 affected since the end of April 2017. The UN has called it ‘the worst cholera outbreak in the world’.
SEE BBC NEWS UPDATE FOR MORE BACKGROUND** (external site)