U.N., Aid Agencies Express Concern Over Yemen’s Deteriorating Humanitarian Situation

Agence France-Presse: Aden’s overwhelmed hospitals turn into hospices
“Overwhelmed by hundreds of sick and wounded each day, hospitals in Yemen’s second city Aden have been reduced to hospices lacking medicines and space as the country’s bloodshed rages on…” (Al-Haidari, 7/7).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Real risk’ of famine in Yemen as death toll passes 3,000
“Conflict-ridden Yemen, where more than 3,000 people have been killed and one million displaced since war broke out in March, is at risk of famine, aid chiefs said on Tuesday, the day after the conflict’s highest one-day death toll was recorded. The situation is ‘clearly deteriorating by the day,’ said Antoine Grand, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen, with food shortages making famine a ‘real risk,’ and electricity and fuel increasingly scarce…” (D’Urso, 7/7).

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: amid ‘massive’ humanitarian crisis, U.N. reports civilian death toll now exceeds 1,500
“The United Nations human rights office is among several key U.N. entities voicing deep concern over the worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in Yemen that has more than 1,500 civilians dead, 3,600 injured, and one million displaced in three months of violence…” (7/7).

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