ARAB LEAGUE CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO APPEALS ON YEMEN CHOLERA

CAIRO, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abul-Gheit on Thursday called on the world countries and civil society to respond to the appeals by the international organizations to prevent a cholera epidemic in Yemen.

Warnings were issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), appealing for USD 22 million to provide care, of which USD 16 million urgently needed to control the cholera epidemic among children.

Abul-Gheit reiterated in a statement the gravity of the situation in Yemen, and stressed the dire need to work intensively to contain cholera and prevent it from spreading in more Yemeni provinces and cities.

He said Houthi militants refusal to respond to all political solutions to the conflict in Yemen “is the main reason for the disastrous situation.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK