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Oxfam: 'one of the largest cholera outbreaks on record' in Yemen

1,800 people have died and more than 360,000 have been infected

The cholera epidemic in Yemen is a 'man-made crisis' because of three years of war, says Nigel Timmins, Humanitarian Director of the aid agency Oxfam. (Photo: A Yemeni child suspected of being infected with cholera receives treatment at a hospital in Sanaa. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Map of Yemen

Provides an overview of Yemen, including key events and facts about one of the poorest countries in the Middle East

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President Saleh and US President George Bush meet in 1990

A chronology of key events in the history of Yemen, from the 1500s to the present.

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Inside the hospital at the centre of the world's worst cholera outbreak

Sabaen Hospital in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, is treating hundreds of patients infected with cholera.

Hospital battling world's worst cholera outbreak

Inside the hospital at the centre of the world's worst cholera outbreak

Yemen is now facing the world's worst cholera outbreak. With clean drinking water in short supply, the water-borne disease has rapidly spread across Yemen. The UN says the number of suspected cholera cases in the country has just exceeded 220,000.