Yemen conflict: Safe corridor needed to deliver health care to over 3 million people in Taiz
Sana’a, 27 August 2015 – A humanitarian corridor must be established to ensure access to health care for more than 3 million people in Yemen’s Taiz governorate, where conflict and a resulting humanitarian crisis have left thousands of people in need of treatment, caused extensive damage to health facilities, and fanned a dengue fever outbreak.
Health situation in Yemen
15 August 2015 -- Due to the ongoing crises thirty nine (39) health facilities including 27 hospitals and 11 health centers in 11 governorates have been damaged and the renal dialysis center treating an average of 57 chronic renal failure cases per month Hajjah Governorate has been closed due to inaccessibility. WHO supported second medical clinic in Al-Mukalla city Hadramout is providing health services to 2550 IDP families. A national immunization campaign was launched on 15 August 2015 by WHO, UNICEF and GAVI targeting over 5 million children under the age of 5 years for polio and 1.5 million children aged 6 month to 15 years for measles and rubella. Dengue fever and diarrhoea disease outbreaks are monitored with the Electronic Disease Early Warning and Response System (eDEWS).
Humanitarian pause in Yemen to allow scaled up health response by WHO and partners
11 July 2015, Sana’a, Yemen – A 7-day humanitarian pause began in Yemen on 11 July. This second humanitarian pause, if fully respected by all parties to the conflict, will provide desperately needed respite for millions of civilians, and enable WHO and health partners to respond to some of the most life-threatening needs. During the pause, WHO will focus its efforts on distributing life-saving health assistance to locations in most dire need in the governorates of Sana’a, Aden, Al Dhale’e, Lahj, Hajjah, Mukalla, Marib Sa’ada, Taizz.
Yemen conflict: WHO and partners striving to prevent collapse of Yemen’s health system
19 June, 2015 | Sana’a, Yemen: A major health crisis is unfolding in conflict-ravaged Yemen, where hospitals have been destroyed, health workers killed and critical shortages of food, medical supplies and fuel are causing large-scale suffering , according to the World Health Organization (WHO).