Half a million people infected as Yemen cholera epidemic continues to spread

By Oxfam

In reaction to the announcement that more than 500,000 people are suspected of contracting cholera in Yemen, Katy Wright, Oxfam head of advocacy, shared the following statement. 

"Yemen's catastrophic cholera crisis is rewriting the miserable history of this disease. Our common humanity tells us that this massive crisis demands a massive response. 

"This is no accidental disaster - it is a manmade disaster driven by national and international politics. All those fighting and backing this war need to stop fueling the madness and instead come to the peace table for the sake of civilian families in Yemen. Too many people have died, too many have lost everything they owned, too many have seen their futures put on hold. 

"In backing this war with billions of dollars of arms sales and military support the U.S. and the U.K. are complicit in the suffering of millions of people in Yemen." 

Share this article:

Related content

Oxfam.org Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Google+