Director of Health Ministry denies receiving support to combat cholera

SANAA, Nov. 23 (Saba) – Director of Combating Diseases at the Health Ministry, Dr. Abdul Hakim al-Kuhlani, denied media reports that the ministry received six million USD for combating cholera in Yemen.

"The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have called for allocating 22 million USD, but the international community has yet to respond.. and all what both organizations received were no more than a million and 900 thousands USD..and all that money were still at the hands of those organizations and the ministry has received nothing yet," al-Kuhlanitold Saba on Tuesday.

He stressed on the importance of the rapid response by the donors countries to provide support to Yemen.

He said cholera cases have reached 96 confirmed cases, 4,527 suspected cases, eight of which cases have confirmed died from cholera, and 61 persons have died with suspected cholera.

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