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Why We Know So Little About the U.S.-Backed War in Yemen

•, By Matt Taibbi

Thursday, from Al Jazeera: "Yemen 'on Brink of New Cholera Epidemic,' Charity Warns." The piece details how recent developments in the Yemeni civil war — specifically, the possible siege of the port city of Hodeidah — may cause a surge in cholera cases. There were over a million reported cases of cholera between the fall of 2016 and spring of 2018, the largest documented outbreak in modern times. The rate of infection had slowed, but observers now fear resurgence.

Since the conflict began, medical services have been devastated across the war-torn country, and children in particular have been affected, with as many as 400,000 at imminent risk of starvation. In April, U.N. General Secretary Antonio Guterres said that 8 million people in Yemen didn't know where they were getting their next meal.

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