Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Kidney patients struggle as Yemeni health crisis worsens

9 March 2017 – “I feel anxious every time I come here as I don’t know if I will able to get my treatment,” says 37-year-old Salim Ali, a renal failure patient who for the last 17 years has come to Al Hudaydah Renal Dialysis Centre in Yemen for bi-weekly haemodialysis sessions. Haemodialysis is a treatment for patients with severe kidney failure using a dialysis machine to clean the blood. In general, haemodialysis takes between 3 and 5 hours and is done 3 times a week.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO airlifts 8 tonnes of medical supplies to Yemen

2 March - 2016 — A plane carrying 8 metric tonnes of cholera kits and tuberculosis medicines provided by WHO and the Global Fund has landed in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.This was the first time since the conflict began that WHO negotiated access by direct route to Taiz city.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan appeals for funding for life-saving assitance for 12 million people

8 February - 2016 — Almost two years of war have devastated Yemen, leaving over 10 million people in acute need of humanitarian assistance. The UN launched a humanitarian appeal for funding to provide life-saving assistance. The appeal includes plans from Health Cluster partners to provide health services for 10.4 million people.

Health situation

Yemen - WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

Health Cluster requirements
US$ 182 300 000 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 120 000 000

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