The areas controlled by the army and the popular committees in Yemen are the most vulnerable to cholera due to the air raids and siege imposed by the Saudi-led aggression coalition, a British research organization said.
A report by researchers from the University of Queen May in London, published on Saturday, “The Lancet Global Health”, that the outbreak of cholera in Yemen dominates the northern regions, with 8 out of 10 deaths occur in the northern provinces.
After collecting the latest WHO data on cholera, researchers found that cholera outbreaks had a major impact on the northern areas not controlled by the Hadi government, 77.7 per cent of cholera cases 339,061 of 436,625, 80.7 Cholera-related deaths 1,545 out of 1,915 occurred in provinces controlled by the army and the committees, compared with 15.4 per cent of the cases, and 10.4 per cent of the deaths were in government hospitals.
Researchers said Jonathan Kennedy, Andrew Harmer and David McCoy of Queen May University said they had previously accused both sides of the conflict in Yemen of ignoring civilian life and of violating international humanitarian law. But the government of Far Hadi and the Saudi-led coalition have caused great harm to people’s lives and ignored their suffering. , Allowing the spread of cholera.
They added that the air strikes of the Alliance of Aggression destroyed vital infrastructure, including hospitals and public water systems, and hit civilian areas. The blockade of imports caused shortages of food, medical supplies, fuel and chlorine and restricted humanitarian access.
In June, UNICEF and the World Health Organization, WHO issued a statement announcing that Yemen was facing the world’s worst cholera outbreak.
The new report, on the occasion of the United Nations Day, marks World Humanitarian Day, an annual honor for relief workers, aimed at mobilizing support for those affected by crises around the world. Yemen has been described as the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.