UNICEF statement on Saudi contribution to Yemen cholera response
On 12 May 2017 at the Sab'een Hospital in Sana'a, Yemen, patients suffering from severe diarrhoea or cholera receive treatment. (Photo: UNICEF/UN065872/Alzekri)
NEW YORK/AMMAN, 23 June 2017 – “UNICEF welcomes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s announcement of a contribution to the cholera response in Yemen by WHO and UNICEF.
“Children make up half of the suspected cholera cases and one quarter of related deaths.
“We look forward to discussing this contribution with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre.
“Such generosity will make a great difference to thousands of children at risk of contracting this rapidly spreading disease.”