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."

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A heartbreaking photograph: A starving Yemeni child. (CBS News)

The United Nations (UN) on Thursday informed of the “imminent collapse of the health situation in Yemen,” urging that it is “intolerable.”

UN OCHA Regional Office for the Caucasus and Central Asia (ROCCA)

“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.”

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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