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Yemen: Cholera Epidemic Now the Worst Outbreak in History

HeadlineOct 16, 2017
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In Yemen, the World Health Organization is warning a cholera epidemic brought on by the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war and naval blockade has become the largest and fastest-spreading outbreak of the disease in modern world history. The WHO says there are expected to be a million cases of cholera in Yemen by the end of the year, with at least 600,000 children likely to be affected. After headlines, we’ll speak with Ro Khanna, Democratic congressmember from California, who recently co-authored a New York Times op-ed headlined “Stop the Unconstitutional War in Yemen.”

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