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Yemen crisis: UN CERF releases urgently needed funds to WHO for life-saving medicines

A WHO shipment carrying more than 20 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies arriving in Sana'a, Yemen, earlier in 2015. (WHO)
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26 June 2015 – The World Health Organization’s response to the crisis in Yemen has been bolstered by an injection of US$ 8,021,884 in funding from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

The contribution is the largest allocation of funding from CERF to WHO to date, and will be used for the delivery of life-saving medicines for non-communicable diseases.

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

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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).

WHO condemns attacks on health in Yemen and calls for immediate access for a scaled-up health response

With the current shortage of ambulances, WHO is coordinating with the Ministry of Public Health and Population to relocate ambulances to governorates with the largest numbers of injured patients.
WHO/Yemen
With the current shortage of ambulances, WHO is coordinating with the Ministry of Public Health and Population to relocate ambulances to governorates with the largest numbers of injured patients.

27 April 2015, Cairo, Egypt -- As the humanitarian and health situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, WHO calls for increased access for a scaled-up health response and an end to ongoing attacks on health care workers and health facilities.

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