150 infected with the epidemic in 4 days. People "Bani Abdulsamad " in Dhamar appeal to the world to save them from cholera

150 infected with the epidemic in 4 days. People  "Bani Abdulsamad " in Dhamar appeal to the world to save them from cholera


About 15 people died and some 150 others were infected  as a result of the cholera outbreak in the Otmah district in Dhamar, which was announced last Thursday in the isolation of Bani Abdulsamad and al-Ghurabi in the directorate.

According to sources from the region, the epidemic that began to emerge last Thursday in the villages «Al-Naqeel and Wadi» Spread in the region rapidly and frightening to include a number of villages including the villages (Harf-Ghababa-Ghawareb-Hijrah, Qubal and horabi Razeh), without any actions by the authorities.

It noted that, in only four days, infections had risen to approximately 150 cases, of which 12 died including women, children and elders.

The sources noted that the region is experiencing an unprecedented disaster, especially in the absence of hospitals and health centres, and beyond the mentioned areas, as the nearest health centre located in the Al-Sharq - Anes and is away from the area more than three hours by car through a very rough and arduous road, while the population suffering from extremely difficult conditions due to poverty and lack of self-help, which prevents them from being able to pay for expensive transport and treatment.

The sources said that scores of infected people are dying and have no medical care, as a result of the lack of treatment and the lack of medical personnel, who are no longer able to cope with the large amount of cases. Specialists warn of the spread of the epidemic to include all the villages of the region and adjacent areas in the Mikhlaf  "Raziy and Al-Samal", especially with the onset of the rainy season, which is a contributing factor to the epidemic, in addition to the widespread malnutrition and vulnerability of the majority of the population, as well as the population density of the villages in the region.

Three days ago, the Directorate's Health bureau sent a medical team to the area to contain the epidemic and deal with the cases, but the drugs that were in the hands of the team were depleted due to the large number of cases, while the emergency response teams for the rural waters did not reach the area, despite continuous contact and follow-up by the parents, according to sources who indicated that, because of the increase in the number of cases, residents resorted to converting a house into a medical centre to receive the cases without having the minimum medical equipment and medicines required.

The population has also taken the initiative to raise donations from the affluent for the purpose of purchasing medicines and supplies, but the sums raised are not sufficient to cover the large needs of medicines, which are increasing as a result of high infection rates.

According to the residents of the region, a situation of fear and terror dominates all the inhabitants of the said areas, which has made everyone to stay in their homes in order to avoid infection.

The residents noted that no international health or relief organization had ever visited the region or had seen or provided assistance to its people, despite the population density in the region and the difficult conditions and living conditions they faced. They are living in oblivion and face neglect and disregard by the world, they added .

They  appealed to all international and local organizations involved in the fight against the epidemic to respond to the danger of spreading it in the region and to visit it, and to urgently send medical teams and emergency response teams to it, as well as to provide the medicines and medical supplies needed to treat cases affected by the epidemic. killer.

The population of the "Beni Abdulsamad" area-about (5679) people, which includes many small villages, is one of the remote areas lacking the most basic infrastructure projects and services, while its inhabitants suffer extremely difficult living conditions, which have worsened and worsened more in the past years due to the war, Business interruption and salary interruptions.


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