Humanitarian Health Action

WHO calls for immediate access to Taiz City for delivery of life-saving health supplies

7 January 2015, Sana’a, Yemen – The World Health Organization is concerned about the deteriorating health situation in Taiz, where more than 250 000 people have been living in a state of virtual siege since November 2015. All of city's 6 hospitals have been forced to partially close some services, and are overwhelmed with injured patients. Humanitarian organizations are struggling to deliver medical and surgical supplies due to the insecurity.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Urgent support needed to provide health services for 15 million people in Yemen

Medicines and medical supplies provided by WHO to be distributed to the affected areas in Yemen
Medicines and medical supplies provided by WHO to be distributed to the affected areas in Yemen

15 December 2015, Geneva – The World Health Organization and health partners are appealing for US$ 31 million to ensure the continuity of health services for nearly 15 million people in Yemen affected by the ongoing conflict. Funding is urgently needed as the Yemeni health system has collapsed, leaving millions of vulnerable people without the care and medications they urgently need.

Grade 3 emergency

Yemen 12.5 million people in need of healthcare - additional funding is needed

December 2015 -- The conflict in Yemen continues unabated. Despite the insecurity, WHO and health partners are working in the country to provide health assistance. With offices in Sana’a and Aden, WHO has become one of the main providers of medical supplies in the country. In 2015 it distributed 300 tonnes of medicines and supplies and supported 71 health facilities, not only with health supplies but also with fuel, which has become a serious constraint for the delivery of health services. WHO still needs US$46 million (out of the US$83 requested in the Humanitarian Response Plan) and together, all the organization members of the Health Cluster in Yemen, need over US$ 40 million.

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