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News in Brief 10 March 2023

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Progress made but challenges remain in life-saving cholera vaccination campaign for Hudaydah: UNICEF

Over a year after cholera broke out in Yemen, killing more than 2,000 people, the disease is back and spreading fast.

Once more, the key port city of Hudaydah — held by the Houthis, and the target of continued air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition to regain control of the city — is facing a deadly outbreak.

To mitigate the risks, the Ministry of Health and the UN launched a week-long cholera oral vaccination campaign to target the most vulnerable last Saturday.