ICRC President Peter Maurer spoke to NPR's All Things Considered live from Yemen. He visited the besieged city of Taiz and described to host Kelly McIvers what he saw on the ground. He arrived in Yemen earlier this week in the midst of what is being called world's worst largest cholera outbreak.
In a statement released this week, Maurer said,“The great tragedy is that this cholera outbreak is a preventable, man-made humanitarian catastrophe. It is a direct consequence of a conflict that has devastated civilian infrastructure and brought the whole health system to its knees. I find this needless suffering absolutely infuriating. The world is sleep-walking into yet more tragedy.”
Read more about the situation in Yemen and how the ICRC is responding here.