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Yemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr attends the High-level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Taiz- Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr has directed the Health Ministry to provide emergency medicines and propose funds for some Taiz hospitals to help them fight cholera and treat the wounded and patients.

This coincides with the rise of cholera-suspect cases to 179,000 and the death of 1,205 because of cholera until June 20, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

During a meeting with the Joint Meeting Parties’ leaders of Taiz to discuss the security and public service situations in the city, he said that the political leadership – represented by president Hadi – pays good attention to Taiz.

Bin Daghr added that the government has begun, as of Wednesday, to transfer Taiz employees’ salaries, however “the government finds difficulty in salary payment because the coup militias are in control of half of the country’s revenues which they use to kill the Yemeni people.”

He stated, “Victory always begins in Taiz. That is why the Saleh-Houthi militias subjected it to an oppressive siege and exercised the most horrific atrocities against its people. But the city’s people persevered through the militia’s intransigence to defend the state draft which Yemenis reached a consensus about during the National Dialogue conference.”

“The coup party themselves had agreed on it before they conducted the coup,” he added.

Yemeni prime minister continued that “the government pays a lot of attention to Taiz, equally with other provinces.

However, the militia-waged war has wrecked all the state institutions. And now the government is struggling to make the people’s suffering less severe in all provinces.”