16 mn in Ye­men have no ac­cess to drink­ing wa­ter: Ox­fam

Asian Journal - - World -

Cairo: Nearly two-thirds of the Ye­meni pop­u­la­tion, a to­tal of 16 mil­lion peo­ple, live with­out ac­cess to drink­ing wa­ter due to air strikes, armed clashes, and lack of fuel in the coun­try, char­ity group Ox­fam warned on Tues­day. “Peo­ple are be­ing forced to drink un­safe wa­ter as a re­sult of the dis­in­te­gra­tion of lo­cal wa­ter sys­tems, bring­ing the real risk of life-threat­en­ing ill­nesses, such as malaria, cholera, and di­ar­rhoea,” Ox­fam said in a state­ment.

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