OIC calls on international community to intensify efforts to contain cholera in Yemen

OIC calls on international community to intensify efforts to contain cholera in Yemen

 

Jeddah (IINA) - The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called upon the international community, the international organizations and the civil society organizations to intensify their efforts in supporting Yemen to contain the cholera epidemic, stop its spread and address the humanitarian and health situation, which has significantly deteriorated.

The General Secretariat welcomed the announcement of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman of instructing the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work to take the necessary steps to combat Cholera and contain it in Yemen.

Also, the OIC pointed out that Yemen is witnessing a significant increase in cholera cases, where the number of infections exceeded 23,000, while the number of deaths reached 242 in 18 Provinces over the past few weeks. The cases may reach 200,000 over the next six months, which warns of a rapid outbreak of the epidemic.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

 

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