Download photos & video b-roll on the visit: Yhl Om ADEN/SANA’A, 26 July 2017 – “As the heads of three United Nations agencies – UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) – we have travelled together to Yemen to see for ourselves the scale of this humanitarian crisis and to step up our combined efforts to help the people of Yemen.
“This is the world’s worst cholera outbreak in the midst of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.
“We now call on the international community to redouble its support for the people of Yemen.
If we fail to do so, the catastrophe we have seen unfolding before our eyes will not only continue to claim lives but will scar future generations and the country for years to come.”### About UNICEFUNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do.
“More than 30,000 health workers haven’t been paid their salaries in more than 10 months, but many still report for duty.
“And, as we drove through the city, we saw how vital infrastructure, such as health and water facilities, have been damaged or destroyed.
“Amid this chaos, some 16,000 community volunteers go house to house, providing families with information on how to protect themselves from diarrhea and cholera.
Malnutrition makes them more susceptible to cholera; diseases create more malnutrition. “At one hospital, we visited children who can barely gather the strength to breathe.
We spoke with families overcome with sorrow for their ill loved ones and struggling to feed their families.
And the total number of children who will be afflicted with severe acute malnutrition this year is estimated at 385,000.“However, the situation remains dire. Sustained efforts are required to stop the spread of disease.