Factsheet: Yemen Cholera Outbreak

Yemen is facing a third outbreak of cholera that threatens to worsen the country’s already dire humanitarian crisis. The lack of a functioning health system as well as limited access to safe water and hygiene makes it very difficult to control the spread of the disease.

24 million people in Yemen require humanitarian assistance, with 17.8 million lacking access to safe water and sanitation services. More than half of all health facilities in Yemen are closed or partially functioning as a result of the conflict.