Emergency

7/5/17

Somalia’s hunger crisis at tipping point with country on brink of cholera outbreak

Deteriorating drought, hunger and hygiene conditions in Somalia has put the health of 6.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance at risk, with over 50,000 cases of suspected cholera reported.

6/28/17

Lack of clean water fuels Yemen’s cholera outbreak

For the second time in a month, 9-year-old Jehad is in the cholera isolation center at Yemen’s Aljomhuri Hospital. “Every day many people in my village get sick.

6/28/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 12-year-old Bushra Abdullah

Bushra Abdullah and her family came to Hajja city, Yemen in search of a better life after being displaced from their home in Alwasha district due to the country’s conflict. Yemen is also facing a cholera outbreak that is compounding the country’s dire humanitarian crisis.

6/28/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 7-month-old Hatem Hayel

Seven-month-old Hatem waits to have the tube from the rehydration kit used to treat him for cholera removed. His little hand cannot take it any more.  But the hospital where he was brought to receive treatment is crowded with new cases of infection arriving by the minute.

6/28/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 10-year-old Mustafa Mohammed

Ten-year-old Mustafa was admitted to the cholera isolation center at the Aljomhuri Hospital in Hajja, Yemen, in critical condition. His parents had hoped that the infection would clear by itself and delayed bringing Mustafa to the hospital.

6/27/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 2-year-old Amal

Two-year-old Amal lies on her mother’s lap while waiting to leave the cholera isolation unit at Aljomhuri Hospital in Hajjah City, Yemen. Amal became infected with cholera two days earlier. She started vomiting and having from severe diarrhea.

6/27/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 9-year-old Jehad

Jehad, 9, is in the hospital for the second time in a month with cholera. She lives in the Mabyan district in Hajja governorate of Yemen and the country’s cholera outbreak has hit his village hard. “Every day many people get sick with the disease.

6/27/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 22-year-old Layla

Layla, a 22-year-old mother of three, lies in the cholera isolation unit at the Aljomhuri Hospital in Hajja, Yemen. She came to the hospital as soon as she started experiencing cholera symptoms. “I listen to the radio and every day they talk about cholera and its symptoms.

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