Yemen

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:26 pm on 20th November 2017.

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Photo of Ross Thomson Ross Thomson Conservative, Aberdeen South 4:26 pm, 20th November 2017

The conflict in Yemen has led to a cholera outbreak that has affected more than 902,000 people and caused the deaths of more than 2,000. Given that the Yemeni medical system has collapsed, what engagement have the United Kingdom Government had with key international allies and the World Health Organisation to help to stem the rapid spread of cholera? It is treatable and also preventable if people have access to clean drinking water, which for too many has been out of reach owing to rising prices, lack of fuel for delivery and the blockade.