MOSCOW (Sputnik) — More than 1 million of children live in the areas of Yemen that have been affected by cholera, the international charity Save the Children said in a Wednesday statement.
"The charity’s new analysis of district level data reveals more than 1,000,000 acutely malnourished children under the age of 5 – including almost 200,000 with severe acute malnutrition – are living in areas with high levels of infection," the statement said citing data from the Yemen Nutrition Cluster.
The statement added that the malnourished children had weak immune systems and "at least three times more likely to die" in case of cholera.
The cholera outbreak in Yemen was announced by the country's health authorities on October 6, 2016. In July, the World Health Organization announced that Yemen was facing the most serious outbreak of cholera in the world with thousands getting ill on a daily basis