WHO warns of new Yemen cholera surge, asks for ceasefire to vaccinate

Yemen may be on the brink of a new wave of cholera, with a heightened death rate because of widespread malnutrition.

The United Nations, is, therefore, hoping for a ceasefire in northern Yemen to allow for vaccination, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

“We’re calling on all parties to the conflict … for three full days of tranquillity and to lay down arms to allow us to vaccinate the civilian population for cholera,” WHO emergency response, Chief Peter Salama, said.

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