Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO delivers urgently needed health supplies to Aden, Yemen as part of UN convoy

13 July 2015, Sana’a, Yemen -- The World Health Organization has delivered urgently needed health supplies to Aden governorate, where the humanitarian and health situation has critically deteriorated as a result of insecurity and restricted access. The life-saving health supplies, which were delivered in six trucks as part of a United Nations convoy, contained 46.4 tonnes of medicines, medical supplies, and water and sanitation supplies for more than 84 000 beneficiaries in 8 districts of Aden governorate.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Humanitarian pause in Yemen to allow scaled up health response by WHO and partners

WHO/Yemen

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.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Yemen conflict: WHO and partners striving to prevent collapse of Yemen’s health system

WHO/Yemen

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).

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