WHO supports district health facilities in Yemen to respond to basic health needs

November 10, 2018

More than 3 and a half years of war and conflict in Yemen have resulted in widespread devastation and the silent suffering of millions of people. With half of all health facilities closed, access to basic services is limited for Yemenis, resulting in an extremely deteriorated health situation across the country Vulnerable communities are forced to travel long distances in order to access basic health care. Due to the precarious economic situation as a result of the conflict, the sick have no choice but to stay at home and face the risk of dying, simply because they cannot afford to pay for transportation to the nearest functional health facility.

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