The outbreak of cholera in October previous year has killed more than 2,200 people the United Nations said.
As Yemen, the Middle East's poorest country, reels under an ongoing three-year military assault by US-armed Saudi Arabia and its allies, the world community watches in increasing alarm as a massive cholera outbreak approaches the million mark and widespread starvation kills thousands of children.More news: UCLA's Josh Rosen Gives Thoughtful Answer To Question About Skipping Bowl Games
Propped up with high-tech USA weapons, Saudi Arabia's ongoing attacks on Yemen are not producing the results that Riyadh intended, as a tenacious Houthi armed resistance refuses to submit and worldwide anger at what the United Nations is calling the world's worst humanitarian crisis mounts.
Expressing concern over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen, it also called on all parties to allow safe, rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian supplies to the populations of all affected governorates.
The World Health Organisation tweeted the cholera figure was 998,315 suspected cases - and "rapidly approaching 1 million".More news: One Killed in Smoky Manhattan High Rise Fire on Christmas Morning
Ambassador to Riyadh Adnan Alonto reported on Tuesday the successful interception by Saudi authorities of a ballistic missile launched from Yemen that targeted a populated area in Riyadh. In that regard, the members of the Council noted with appreciation the recent announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding the port of Hodeida.
The UN put the figure of suspected cholera cases at 994,751 until 17 December.
Marc Poncin, the emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, said: "The vibrio is a very resistant bacteria that can survive in water for a very long period of time".More news: Kylie Jenner Confirms She Was at Her Family's Christmas Party!