SANAA, Yemen, The death toll from cholera, in war-torn Yemen, has increased to 1,146, since Apr 27, with the total suspected cases reaching 166,976, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, on its official twitter account.

Earlier this month, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), expected suspected cases could hit 130,000 in two weeks, while in last month's report, WHO expected they could reach 300,000, in the next six months.

The outbreak has spread fast in 20 out of 23 Yemeni governorates in just seven weeks, since Apr 27.

Yemen is facing total collapse as the war continues.

Two-thirds of the total population, around 19 million, need humanitarian and protection aid. About 10.3 million people are close to famine and 14.5 million lack access to safe drinking water.

Less than 45 percent of the country's hospitals are operational at the moment, but even the operational ones are coping with huge challenges, on top of which is, the lack of medications, medical equipment and staff.

The blockade on Yemen, part of a Saudi-led bombing campaign, launched in Mar, 2015, has deepened the crisis in the country, which used to import most of its basic needs.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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