Image: View over the old city of Sana’a, with typical Yemeni architecture
Prayer alert for cholera outbreak in Yemen
Yemeni authorities declared a state of emergency in the Yemeni capital Sana’a this week following an outbreak of cholera. Cholera causes acute diarrhea and can be fatal within hours if left untreated.
“Patients are sleeping on the hospital floors, beds are full,” reported a Christian in Yemen.
According to the UN Health Cluster there were 124 Cholera-related deaths from April 27th to May 14th and a total of 11,046 suspected cholera/acute watery diarrhea (AWD) cases were reported from 18 governorates.
“We are planning a Cholera awareness campaign in the coming week. We urgently need our brothers and sisters to pray for our protection and that the spread of Cholera will stop.”
The cholera outbreak is the newest chapter in a crisis that began over two years ago when a civil war erupted in Yemen in March of 2015.
More than 10,000 people have been killed and millions remain displaced due to the conflict. Yemen is one of the strictest Muslim countries on earth and Yemen’s Christians, who practice their faith in Christ together, are among the country’s most vulnerable groups.
Yemen is No.9 in the Open Doors 2017 World Watch List.
Source of Persecution: Islamic extremism/ethnic antagonism