Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 24 November 2017| 04 Rabi ul Awal 1439

With Yemen’s hospitals close to collapse, and famine imminent, aid agencies are pleading for a complete lifting of the Saudi-led coalition’s blockade.

Yemen is suffering the world’s worst cholera epidemic – and now doctors are warning of an outbreak of the potentially fatal diphtheria virus, with more than 100 infected and 14 deaths already.

The WHO says the disease is spreading quickly, and doctors in Yemen are warning that the blockade is preventing essential medical supplies from entering the country.

 

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