In Yemen, A Cholera Outbreak Ravages An Already Devastated Country05:35
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A girl is treated for a suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Jul. 1, 2017. The World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed 1,500 lives since April and is suspected of infecting 246,000 people. (Hani Mohammed/AP)
A girl is treated for a suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Jul. 1, 2017. The World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed 1,500 lives since April and is suspected of infecting 246,000 people. (Hani Mohammed/AP)
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A cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed more than 1,300 people since it began in April. The World Health Organization says the country faces the world's worst outbreak of the disease and more than 300,000 people could be infected by the end of August.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Johannes Bruwer (@JohannesBruwer1) of the International Committee of the Red Cross, who explains how Yemen's ongoing civil war fueled the outbreak.

This segment aired on July 5, 2017.

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