More than 170,000 people have been infected with cholera
16:20, Tuesday, 20 June, 2017
The United Nations (UN) describes the unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemenas the world's worst humanitarian disaster. The disease is killing at least one person almost every hour. The UN says the number of suspected cases of cholera continues to rise. More than 170,000 people have fallen ill since the outbreak began in April. Almost 1,100 people have died, with women and children accounting for half of the numbers. And that is on top of the devastating effects of the war of nearly three years between the government and Houthi rebels.