U.N. Migration Agency Provides Health Consultations In Yemen As WHO Warns Of Disease Outbreaks Amid Collapsing Health Care Systems

U.N. News: Over 1 million health consultations provided in Yemen in 2019: U.N. migration agency
“Since the beginning of the year, the U.N. Migration Agency has carried out over one million health consultations for displaced and conflict-affected Yemenis and migrants struggling to reach the help they need, the organization announced on Friday. Yemen’s public sector has been pushed to ‘a breaking point,’ as the country enters its fifth year of conflict, prompting the closure of half of the country’s health facilities…” (11/15).

VOA: With Collapse of Health System, Yemen Struggles to Contain Disease Outbreaks
“The World Health Organization warns disease outbreaks are flourishing in Yemen and many people are dying from a lack of health care and serious shortages in supplies and personnel. … Another ever-present and growing danger in this conflict-ridden country is attacks on health facilities. The WHO says there have been 156 recorded attacks on hospitals and other care centers since 2015, further jeopardizing the ability of health care workers to respond to emergencies and treat the sick…” (Schlein, 11/15).

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