According to the charity Save the Children, the cholera outbreak in Yemen has infected about 440,000 people in 2019 alone — a figure that’s already surpassed the total number of cases last year. Nearly half of those infected are children, and 193 have died so far. Heavy rains and flooding are exacerbating the spread of the waterborne disease after years of conflict destroyed sanitation infrastructure and access to clean water.
Who’s most at risk? With millions of residents displaced and coping with famine, malnourished children are three times more likely to die from cholera.