The government of Saudi Arabia has allocated $ 67 million to fight cholera in Yemen. About it reports The Independent.
“Saudi Arabia is committed to working closely with our partners in the humanitarian field, in order to combat cholera and to improve the overall sanitary situation in Yemen,” said Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Rabia, Advisor to the Royal court and the coordinator of the center for humanitarian assistance of king Salman. According to him, the decree on the allocation of funds was signed by the recently appointed heir to the throne crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
According to who, every day in Yemen is fixed at five thousand cases of infection with cholera and control the spread of the epidemic is almost impossible. Just suffered about 200 thousand people, killed more than a thousand. Doctors call this epidemic “the largest in the world.”
In the country, meanwhile, civil war continues. One side are the military wing of the Houthis, the Shiite movement “Ansar Allah” and those loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh of the army, for another — the troops of ousted Sunni President Abd-rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Saudi-led coalition. At the end of March 2015, it launched a campaign against the rebels with the aim of returning to power Hadi.