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Yemen: Following months of blocked access, WHO medical supplies reach Taiz City

Following months of blocked access, WHO medical supplies reach Taiz City, Yemen

Sana'a, 10 February 2016 — Following months of blocked access to Taiz City, Yemen, and in response to mounting emergency health needs, the World Health Organization (WHO) has successfully delivered more than 20 tonnes of life-saving medicines and medical supplies. These medical supplies are critical to meet the most urgent needs in a city where more than 200 000 people continue to live under siege with limited access to humanitarian aid.

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

Dr Al-Kholaidi is considering leaving Yemen due to increasing insecurity.

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
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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.

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