United Nations: With every passing 10 minutes, a child in Yemen dies
It added that only 51% of the country's health facilities were fully functioning, noting that "67 out of 333 districts do not have doctors."
The United Nations (UN) on Thursday informed of the “imminent collapse of the health situation in Yemen,” urging that it is “intolerable.”
“Around 20.1 million people in Yemen are in need of medical assistance,” the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) said on Twitter.
It added that only 51% of the country’s health facilities were fully functioning, noting that “67 out of 333 districts do not have doctors.”
❝Our children are more important than us.❞
Looming famine in #Yemen is making parents like Safiah, face impossible choices. Safiah often skips meals so her children can eat.
— World Food Programme (@WFP) April 9, 2021
Moreover, the OCHA pointed out that with every passing 10 minutes, a child in Yemen passes away.
Poverty-stricken Yemen has been mired in conflict since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in March 2015 to re-establish the government ousted from power in the capital Sana’a by Iran-aligned Houthi forces in 2014.
The six-year-long conflict has led to the collapse of the country’s health system and the outbreak of epidemics and diseases, leaving over 100,000 dead.
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