RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Adviser at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, said that, the cholera epidemic has been endemic in Yemen for many years, due to the depletion of health infrastructure and poor public health standards.

He added that the cases have further increased in recent months, but with the great efforts carried out by concerned authorities with significant support of the centre, we have seen a clear reduction in the number of cases and deaths, during the past two weeks and increased healing rates.

Dr. Al-Rabiah said, information must be taken from its official sources, represented by the Yemeni Ministry of Health and Population, in coordination with World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF.

Dr. Al-Rabiah said, Saudi Arabia has not prevented any aid from entering Aden or other areas. The areas under the control of the Houthi militias are the most affected by the cholera epidemic, because of prevention of access to aid by the militias.

He added that, if we go back more than two decades, Saudi Arabia is the first country to support the Yemeni people and Yemen.

Since May, 2015, the Kingdom has provided more than $8.5 billion and still provides much more.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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