Yemen’s cholera epidemic could impact 850,000 people by the end of 2017, Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that Yemen’s cholera epidemic could impact 850,000 people by the end of 2017.

The humanitarian organization said the suspected cases of the disease have now risen to 647,000. The Red Cross added that the cholera outbreak has reached “colossal proportions”.

The World Health Organization also says it has registered over 2,000 cholera-related deaths across Yemen since April 27.

The disease has spread in Yemen due to water supply disruptions and deteriorating hygiene conditions.

The epidemic has been blamed on the Saudi war and embargo on the country.