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King Salman Centre for Humanitarian Aid and Relief supports cholera response in Yemen

King Salman Centre for Humanitarian Aid and Relief supports cholera response in Yemen

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15 June 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the King Salman Centre for Humanitarian Aid and Relief have signed an agreement for almost US$ 8.3 million to support the ongoing health response to the cholera outbreak in Yemen. This support from the King Salman Centre will ensure that 7.3 million people in 13 priority governorates are reached with life-saving health services as part of coordinated efforts by all health partners to conduct prevention activities and provide treatment. United Nations reports indicate that in Yemen almost 19 million people – more than two thirds of the total population – are in need of humanitarian assistance, and that 14.5 million people lack access to clean water and sanitation.

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