Number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen to reach half a million

The number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen is close to reaching half a million. The United Nations’ World Health Organization says around 485-thousand cases have been reported in 298 districts since late April 2017.

The disease has also led to the deaths of nearly two-thousand people.

Yemen is suffering from a number of humanitarian disasters including famine, while the country’s health system has virtually collapsed.

Saudi Arabia, which waged a war on its neighbor in March 2015, has come under criticism from aid groups for its crippling blockade on Yemen.