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Yemen cholera cases soar past half-million: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said Monday. A full 503,484 suspected cases and 1,975 deaths are attributable to the outbreak that erupted less than four months ago in the …

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Saudis pledge $33.7 mln to UN to battle cholera in Yemen

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saudi Arabia has pledged $33.7 million to help the World Health Organization eradicate cholera in war-wracked Yemen, where the disease has killed nearly 2,000 people, the WHO said on Sunday. Gregory Hartl, a spokesman for the organisation, confirmed that Saudi Arabia, which leads an …

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Trump commits $300 million to fight Africa famine

  Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  US President Donald Trump told Pope Francis on Wednesday he was committing more than $300 million (270 million euros) to help prevent or tackle famine in Yemen and several countries in Africa. Trump, meeting the pontiff for the first time, said he …

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UN needs $4.4 bn for famine relief in four countries

United Nations, United States | AFP |  UN aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed now to avert …

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