Cholera killed 115 people in Yemen in 2 weeks (ICRC) . WHO now ranks Yemen as one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies on the planet with Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and Iraq

Cholera killed 115 people in Yemen in 2 weeks (ICRC) . WHO now ranks Yemen as one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies on the planet with Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and Iraq

Cholera caused 115 deaths in Yemen in two weeks, where 8,500 suspected cases have been recorded as the country is torn apart by the war, Dominik Stillhart, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), told a news conference at Press conference in the capital Sanaa.

Citing a report from the Yemeni Ministry of Health, he added that 115 people had died of cholera between 27 April and 13 May.

During the same period, more than 8,500 suspect cases were recorded in 14 provinces of Yemen, he said.

By 2016, Yemen had already been affected by cholera, as the health situation had deteriorated considerably as a result of the war ravaging the poor country of the Arabian Peninsula.

WHO now ranks Yemen as one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies on the planet with Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and Iraq.

According to the WHO, fighting has left more than 8,000 people dead and more than 44,500 injured since March 2015. Some 19 million people, or 60% of the population, are food insecure, according to the UN.

Saudi Arabia launched a military campaign against its southern neighbor in March 2015. The goal of the Arab Coalition was to undermine the Ansarullah movement and re-establish Abd Rabo Mansour Hadi, the fugitive president of Yemen who is now seeking to regain power. Nearly 10,000 Yemenis, mostly civilians, were killed in the war.