Unicef Fears Yemen Cholera Outbreak Could Hit 300,000 in Coming Weeks

Rick Gladstone – June 2, 2017

Cholera cases in Yemen could quadruple in the next month to 300,000, the regional director of Unicef said Friday, calling the spread of the disease in the war-ravaged country “incredibly dire.”

Speaking by phone after visiting Yemen, the agency’s regional director, Geert Cappelaere, said he had never seen a cholera outbreak of that size in the country, which already is contending with the risk of a famine and a collapse of the health care system because of the war.

Half the cholera cases in Yemen belong to children, Mr. Cappelaere said, and parents have little recourse because many hospitals and clinics are closed or lack supplies.

“We are responding to a major crisis without having the basics,” he said. “The reality is incredibly dire.”

https://www.nytimes.com

Comment: John Durrad http://www.setapartbytruth.org

The world’s woes continue.  Four Seals have been ripped open, and just before the Fifth Seal of Great Tribulation, comes the terrible result of the Fourth Seal.  There shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in many places, and the rider of the Fourth Seal has the power to destroy a quarter of the earth’s population.  And these are only the beginning of sorrows!  (Matt 24:6-8, Rev 6:7-8).

There is really only one defence against these sorrows and it is found in scripture.

“And said, if thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.”  Ex 16:26

This promise stands for God’s people today.  Even if we do become sick for any reason God states that He is the one who heals us.  However, mankind generally is not repentant towards God and as things get worse men will blame God for the evil that is brought upon them by sin.

“And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God…they repented not to give him glory (4th Vial, Rev 16:19) …And blasphemed the God of heaven…and repented not of their deeds (5th Vial, Rev 16:11) …and men blasphemed God because of the plagues of the hail…” 7th Vial, Rev 16:21).

As these disasters and epidemics increase, will men turn to God for healing?  The above scriptures indicate that they will not.  People so easily blame God for all their ills and problems, so repentant they will not be!

Again, we repeat, what we see today is only the very beginning of sorrows.  Terrible times lie ahead for an unsuspecting world.