WHO warns: 9 million Yemenis are threatened with losing basic health services

WHO warns: 9 million Yemenis are threatened with losing basic health services


The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday, that about 9 million people in Yemen are threatened with a lack of basic health services.

The organization said in a tweet on the account of its office in Yemen on "Twitter", that Yemen is witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, yet it suffers from a lack of funding for humanitarian operations and stressed that the funding gap means that nearly 9 million Yemenis are threatened with losing access to basic health services, and treatment for more than a million malnourished children could be stopped.

And at the beginning of this year, the United Nations announced that the humanitarian response plan in Yemen needs $ 3.2 billion, with poverty expanding to include two-thirds of the population, and as of early October, international relief organizations had received only $ 1.3 billion, less than half the size of the pledges required. .

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Lisa Grande, said late last October that "humanitarian organizations do not have the sufficient resources they need to save people who are suffering and will lose their lives if we do not extend a helping hand to them. The consequences of lack of funding are enormous and devastating."