SAUDI ARABIA DONATES US$66 MLN TO COMBAT YEMEN CHOLERA OUTBREAK

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia announced on Friday a grant of US$66.7 million to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to respond to the cholera outbreak in Yemen, China's Xinhua news agency reported Saudi Press Agency as saying.

The grant was provided as request by UNICEF and WHO to respond effectively to the cholera crisis in Yemen, through a combination of water, sanitation and healthcare projects, the report said.

The death toll from cholera in war-torn Yemen has increased to 1,205 by June 20, the WHO said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK