UN calls for ceasefire in northern Yemen

United Nations has urged for a ceasefire in northern Yemen to allow for humanitarian aid after outbreak of new cholera epidemic there.

Talking to reporters in Geneva, World Health Organization emergency response chief, Peter Salama said Yemen may be on the brink with a heightened death rate due to widespread malnutrition.

The WHO Chief also called-on all parties to conflict to act in accordance with international humanitarian law to allow to vaccinate the civilian population for cholera.

Meanwhile, in a statement, U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande said hundreds of thousands of people depended on the hospital to survive. He said the impact of the strikes is appalling.

Source: Radio Pakistan