At least 1975 people have died since then as the disease began to spread among the population epidemic pace in late April of this year.

Since July, the overall morbidity rate began to decline, said the who, but the country still gets sick every day about 5000 people.

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that if untreated can be fatal. Typically, infection occurs by drinking contaminated water bathing in contaminated water, washing and eating infected food. Cholera most often spreads in areas with poor hygienic conditions.

Access to clean drinking water in Yemen are deprived of more than 14 million people.

A large part of the infected does not have symptoms or they are mild, but in some cases, the disease can lead to death within hours.

The health system in Yemen is now in a deplorable state: over half of medical institutions in the country are closed due to the continued two year armed conflict between the government army supported by the coalition, headed by Saudi Arabia and the Houthi rebels, who are supported by Iran.

According to who, shortages of medicines are systemic in nature, 30 thousand health workers not been paid. "Doctors in Yemen work in unbearable conditions," said who Director-General Dr tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.

"Thousands of people sick, but not enough hospitals, medicines, clean water. These doctors and nurses is the basis of the health care system of the country. Without them we have nothing to do in Yemen. They should get paid so they can continue to save lives," — said the head of the who.

He said that 99% of the patients with cholera who received timely medical care, there are chances for a full recovery.