“A Forgotten Crisis”: Yemen’s Aid Workers Speak Out About the World’s Worst Humanitarian Disaster



– “An absolute shame on humanity.” That’s how the international aid organization CARE is describing the deepening humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The number of cholera cases in Yemen has now topped 368,000, with 1,828 deaths. The World Health Organization estimates some 5,000 Yemenis are falling sick daily—and Oxfam projects the number of suspected cases of cholera could rise to more than 600,000, making the epidemic “the largest ever recorded in any country in a single year since records began.” We speak to Shabia Mantoo, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, in Yemen, as well as Kjetil Østnor, Oxfam’s regional manager for the Middle East and Yemen.

Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET:

Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today:

FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE:
Facebook:
Twitter:
YouTube:
SoundCloud:
Daily Email:
Google+:
Instagram:
Tumblr:
Pinterest:
iTunes:
TuneIn:
Stitcher Radio:

About the author

wearecephalization

13 Comments

Leave a Comment