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Yemen: Yemen s frontline port struggles to fight deadly fever

Source: Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Yemen
by Reuters
Friday, 24 January 2020 12:22 GMT Frontline areas are hard to access, and most cases in Hodeidah are coming from those areas HODEIDAH, Yemen, Jan 24 (Reuters) - In the grounds of a bombed-out building in the port that has become the main front of Yemen #39;s war, workers use a hose mounted to a truck to suck up a green, insect-filled expanse of stagnant rainwater, then shovel in soil to fill it, trying to save lives. The trash-strewn pools are perfect breeding grounds for the mosquito that spreads dengue fever, which aid workers say is killing people every day near the frontlines in Hodeidah. Read the full story on Thomson Reuters Foundation


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