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May08

WHO: Yemen cholera outbreak kills 25 in a week

By: Reuters TV Sources: Reuters via MuslimVillage SANAA (Reuters) – A cholera outbreak in Yemen killed 25 people this week, the World Health Organization said, as two years of war continues to wreak havoc on the impoverished country’s health and sanitation system. The deaths from the diarrheal disease which is carried in food and water tainted by human faeces are among 1,360 cases that the United Nations agency reported since April 27. Some severe cases can kill within hours unless treated with intravenous fluids and antibiotics. “(This) is extremely alarming. We are facing a reactivation of the cholera epidemic,” Nevio Zagaria, the WHO’s representative in...

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Apr25

Geneva aid summit seeks to address dire situation in Yemen

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net A pledging conference to raise funds for Yemen is taking place in Geneva on Tuesday, March 25 amidst what the UN describes as “the world’s largest humanitarian crisis”, according to BBC News. Before the conflict between the Saudi-led coalition, supporting Yemen’s government, and Houthi rebels began, Yemen was already the poorest country in the Middle East. Now, after two years of civil war, the World Food Programme says the country is on the brink of famine. The sheer scale of the deprivation is staggering: of Yemen’s 25.6 million people, almost 19 million are in urgent need of assistance, the UN says. Almost seven...

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Apr01

Trump administration shifting away from Syria regime change

  By: Jamie Dettmer Source: VOA News The battle to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appears to be over — at least as far as the Trump administration is concerned. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Thursday that Washington’s “priority is no longer to sit and focus on getting Assad out.” Haley’s remarks drew the ire of American lawmakers who have argued for a more robust U.S. effort to topple Assad. Republican Senator John McCain warned the Trump administration against making a “Faustian bargain” (a deal with the devil) with the Syrian government’s ally Russia. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham warned that taking the focus off Assad would be...

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