A cholera epidemic, which has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen, continues to claim unborn children amid the ongoing Saudi military campaign against the impoverished nation.
According to a Reuters report, released on Thursday, one of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic died in mother’s womb in the western port city of Hudaydah.
Following health deterioration, her mother Safaa Issa Kaheel, then nine months pregnant, was brought into a crowded clinic in the city by her husband.
Once there, she was referred by a nurse for an ultrasound scan that showed her baby had died of dehydration.
“My stomach started hurting more and more. I felt death,” said Kaheel, adding, “Thank God I survived the (delivery), but my diarrhea hasn’t stopped.”
According to doctors at the city’s Thawra hospital, at least 15 unborn children perished in the womb in September and October due to cholera.