A girl lies on a bed as she receives medical care at a cholera treatment center in Sanaa, Yemen March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Yemeni doctor Mohammad Abdel-Mughni described the surge in cholera cases he was treating as "disastrous" in a country battered by years of war and short of medical staff.Yemen is suffering its third major outbreak of the water-borne bacterial infection since the conflict broke out in 2015, causing the world's most urgent humanitarian crisis that has put 10 million people on the brink of famine.The disease is spreading like "wildfire," according to the United Nations which recorded 110,000 suspected cholera cases and 200 deaths in three months.Abdel-Mughni had been working in a temporary diarrhea treatment center in the grounds of a hospital in Sanaa where around 120-150 severe cases arrive every day.Mohammad Habab, a 34-year-old university-educated father of three, still works in a state pharmaceutical company but receives no salary. His 3-year-old daughter Zainab was hooked up to an outdoor drip 80 km from home after developing cholera symptoms that Habab blames on a lack of clean water and nutritious food.
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