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UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report (Jan-Jun 2019)

UN Children's Fund, (2019)

"Health and WASH conditions in Yemen have deteriorated due to the protracted conflictand amid declining WASH and health services, leading to increased caseloads of cholera. Since 1 January 2019 to 30 June2019, there have been 439,812 suspected cases and 695 associated deaths5recorded(CFR 0.16per cent)."

More cholera related cases in first half of 2019 than whole of last year

Save the Children, (2019)

At least 193 cholera related deaths reported amongst children Halfway through 2019, there are already more suspected cholera cases than in the whole of 2018 Some 203,000 children among the total of 439,812[i] suspected cholera cases At least 193 cholera related deaths reported amongst children


WHO, (2019)

O que é cólera? - Diarreia severa aquosa (semelhante a água de arroz), as vezes com vómitos - Se não for tratada rapidamente pode levar a morte dentro de horas, numa pessoa que era até há pouco tempo saudável - Afecta os adultos e as crianças - As fezes do doente de cólera podem contaminar muitas outras pessoas

Tratar a água

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, (2009)

Depois de um desastre as famílias necessitam de tratar a água nas suas casas ou nos abrigos de emergencia para se protegerem de doenças.

Fighting Cholera - Operational Handbook: Response to outbreaks and risk prevention in endemic areas

Solidarités International, (2018)

Cholera is a diarrhoeal disease that is usually contracted when drinking water contaminated with Vibrio cholerae bacteria. The fight against this disease requires a multidisciplinary approach that combines a water, hygiene and sanitation (WaSH) response with a monitoring system, improved water supply and quality, sanitation and hygiene, and a health response with the treatment of the disease itself.

Cholera in Yemen: A case study of epidemic preparedness and response

The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Healt, (2018)

The report offers 20 top recommendations for getting ahead of future outbreaks in Yemen and similarly complex humanitarian settings. In 2015, Yemen was declared a Level 3 emergency by the UN, kicking into gear the highest level of humanitarian support. A massive cholera outbreak followed, leading to 1 million suspected cases in 2 waves from September 2016-July 2018. “We largely know ‘what to do’ to control cholera, but context-specific practices on ‘how to do it’ in order to surmount challenges to coordination, logistics, insecurity, access and politics remain needed,” the report states. While the response improved between the 2 waves, there were gaps. For one, Yemen’s history of cholera should have triggered a heavy focus on pre-planning for an epidemic, such as stockpiling supplies and doubling down on community-based surveillance, the report fou

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