The Houthi militia holds shipments of medicines

Houthi militia holds shipments of medicines

Once and again the Houthi militia seized a new shipment of medicines, belonging to the organization “Doctors Without Borders” at Sanaa International Airport.

The Houthi militia is holding a new shipment of medicines that arrived via the United Nations airways more than a week agoat Sanaa International Airport.

The Houthi militia asked the organization to return some types of medicines, claiming that the health situation in Yemen does not need them, while the market lacks these drugs for the treatment of some chronic diseases.

The militia is putting great pressure on UN and international organizations working in the health field to give priority to the medical needs of the wounded fighters, threatening to obstruct the work of those organizations in areas under their control.

The militia Houthi had prevented, on Monday, the entry of the representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Yemen, Ahmed al-Obeid, to the country, and ordered his plane to take off shortly after landing in (Sanaa).

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UAE Red Crescent delivers ambulances and medicines to Hospitals in Taiz

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The UAE Red Crescent Authority, handed over the local authority of the Mukha district of Taiz governorate, on Wednesday  two ambulances and new quantities of medicines to Al Mukha General Hospital, as part of the emergency response and the continued support by the UAE to the health sector in the West Coast and all Yemeni directorates and governorates freed from the grip of Houthi militias.

In the past few weeks, the UAE has increased its support for the health sector in all the liberated areas and districts of the West Coast.

A new shipment of medicines and integrated laboratory solutions has been delivered to enable the hospital to fight epidemics and provide free services to citizens.

Mr. Sultan Mahmoud, Director General of Mocha Directorate expressed his happiness and thanks for the leading role played by the UAE through its humanitarian arm (Red Crescent Authority) to support and revive the health sector in the Directorate in order to alleviate the suffering of citizens

Houthi militias expel international aid organizations and stop the entry of medicines to Yemen

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Houthi militias have declared war on MSF and prevented the entry of a shipment of medical aid belonging to a  Dutch organization through Sanaa airport and directed to close its drug stores despite UN warnings of blocking the entry of relief aid to millions of needy people in Yemen.

Humanitarian sources confirmed that the Houthi militias prevented, on Thursday, a plane carrying a medical aid ship belonging to MSF from unloading its cargo at Sana’a airport, claiming that the shipment contains semi-expired drugs.

Houthi militias are stealing humanitarian aid arriving in the country and distributed to the areas under the movement and the militants and the black market.

Concurrently, the Minister of Health of the militia government, Taha al-Mutawakil, issued directives to close WHO medical stores in Sana’a and confiscate their contents and refer staff to the prosecution under militia control.

The sources added that these violations against Doctors Without Borders by the Houthis are a prelude to stop them from carrying out their activities permanently in their areas of control.

In the summer of 2017, Houthi militias prevented a UN-chartered plane carrying half a million doses of cholera vaccine from entering Sana’a airport. Cholera killed about 3,000 Yemenis.

UN  Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Muller accused the Houthis, in mid-August, of continuing their interventions in the work of organizations operating in areas under their control and imposing enormous restrictions on them.

In a statement earlier this month, the Security Council called for the safe and unimpeded access of humanitarian workers and flows of humanitarian supplies in Yemen to prevent the diversion of humanitarian assistance.

UAE aid package for health sector in Yemen

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A UAE  cargo ship has arrived in the port of Aden yesterday with medicines and aid for the Yemeni people provided by Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Work.

The consignment of medicines was presented to the National Drug Supply Center of the Yemeni Ministry of Health, and will be distributed to hospitals in the liberated governorates as needed.

This support is a continuation of the humanitarian work carried out by the UAE in Yemen through all humanitarian organizations. The Foundation provided a shipment of medicines earlier this year, distributed to the West Coast areas in Yemen.

The UAE also continues to support the health sector on the west coast of Yemen to cope with the cholera epidemic, which re-emerges with the rainy season.

During July and August, the UAE Red Crescent carried out intensive campaigns in various West Coast directorates in Taiz and Hodeidah governorates through medical teams and mobile clinics.

Government hospitals, units and health centers were provided with the necessary drugs and intravenous solutions. The support included providing hospitals with successive batches of medicines, especially in the districts of al-Waziya and al-Mukha in Taiz, Hays and Tahita governorates in Hodeidah.

Mobile clinics

The UAE Red Crescent has operated mobile clinics to the remote coastal towns of Al-Matina, Al-Ghuwairiq, Al-Suwaq, and Al-Thukair, southwest of Al-Tahita, and managed to save 280 families. UAE red Crescent medical teams carried out intensive 20-day campaigns in Muzayz district and 16 days in Al-Waziya district, where they achieved great success in fighting the epidemic.

The representative of the UAE Red Crescent in the West Coast, said that the medical teams of the red Crescent closely monitor the health situation in all the liberated directorates, and will not hesitate to provide all necessary health services. The competent authorities appreciated the great role and generous support of the UAE in alleviating the suffering of Yemeni citizens and saving their lives.

UAE assistance to Hais Hospital to cope with epidemics spreading in the West Coast

Cholera in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates, through the UAE Red Crescent Authority, provided on Thursday (August 22nd) a new batch of medicines to Hays General Hospital on the West Coast, in response to the health sector call to help cope with the epidemics of cholera and malaria.

The representative of the UAE Red Crescent in the West Coast said that the Authority has received a distress call from the health office in the Directorate of Hays of Hodeidah governorate to provide treatment assistance to combat cases of cholera and acute watery diarrhea, which increased during the past days with the rainy season.

 For his part, the Director General of Hays Directorate, Mr. Mutahar Al-Qadi, praised the continuous support provided by the United Arab Emirates to the health sector and various sectors in the Directorate of Hays and all the directorates and liberated areas in the west coast of Yemen.

ALQADI said: “ this rapid response embodies the generous humanitarian support of the UAE, which was the first of its kind through the humanitarian arm of the UAE Red Crescent to serve the people of Hays Directorate since the first days of its liberation and purification from Iranian-backed Houthi militias. ”

For his part, the Director of the Health Bureau in the Directorate of Hays Dr. Mohammed TalebHamna thanked the UAE for its generous and continuous support to the health sector in the Directorate.

“The UAE Red Crescent Authority is continuously providing medicines and medical supplies to Hais General Hospital to

enable us to provide medical services to the people and face epidemics,” he added.

many people from Hays expressed their thanks to the UAE and its humanitarian arm for the generous support stemming from its keenness to normalize life in the Directorate.

Sanitary crisis In Yemen, the cholera epidemic doubles in intensity

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On-site NGOs report more than 2,000 new cases of cholera every day in Yemen. A quarter of those affected are children under five.
Since 2016, war-ravaged Yemen has been facing a terrible cholera epidemic. And since the beginning of 2019, the health situation of the country has further worsened.
Yemen is facing a large-scale resurgence of cholera, with more than 137,000 suspected cases and nearly 300 deaths in the first three months of the year.
The cholera epidemic has worsened even more recently, with more than 2,000 new suspected cases every day, “twice as much as at the beginning of the year” . one of the main concerns of the NGOs on the ground is a quarter of those affected are children under five.
The proliferation of this water-borne disease has been
compounded by the destruction of the Yemeni health system in a country where 17.8 million people lack access to clean water and sanitation. “
The figures are close to Yemen’s cholera epidemic in 2017 with one million cases reported, compared with 371,000 last year.
The fighting in the country does not end and millions of people suffer from lack of food and medical care,Yemen is on the verge of starvation.