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Yemen Weekly News


Yemenis infected with cholera wait for treatment at Sabaeen Hospital in Sana’a on June 13, 2017. Six weeks into the second outbreak of the deadly disease in less than a year, at least one patient checks in at Sabaeen every 60 seconds. MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images
  • Since a new outbreak began in April, a total of 129,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in Yemen, resulting in 942 deaths. A new child is infected approximately every 35 seconds, and more than 30 people are dying every day. Yemen’s healthcare system has been almost completely destroyed by the ongoing war, and medicine is increasingly hard to find.
  • Close to the southeastern Yemeni town of Baddah, suspected al-Qaeda members attacked an army base with car bombs and guns on June 12. At least 10 al-Qaeda members and two Yemeni soldiers were killed.
  • On June 13, the U.S. Senate voted 53-47 against a bill that would have blocked $500 million of the $110 billion arms deal President Trump unveiled in Riyadh in May. New arms sales to Saudi Arabia have become controversial in Congress, as some members are against further arms deals with a country they say has indiscriminately bombed civilians in Yemen.
  • On June 15, Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a missile at an Emirati ship as it was leaving the Mokha port near the Bab al-Mandab Strait. One person on board was injured, but the ship was not damaged.

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