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Health system in Yemen crumbles as millions risk malnutrition and disease

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Health system in Yemen crumbles as millions risk malnutrition and disease

23 February 2017 – Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, health facilities across Yemen have reported more than 7600 deaths and close to 42 000 people injured. The country’s health system has been another victim of the conflict. The budget allocated to health authorities has been drastically reduced, leaving health facilities without funds for operational costs and health care workers without regular salaries since September 2016.

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WHO responds to health needs of populations fleeing conflict in Al-Mokha City in Taizz governorate, Yemen

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WHO responds to health needs of populations fleeing conflict in Al-Mokha City in Taizz governorate, Yemen

Sana’a, 12 February 2017 — As violent conflict continues in Al-Mokha City in Taizz governorate, Yemen, more than more than 8000 internally displaced persons have fled to several districts of Al-Hudaydah governorate. WHO teams in the governorate are providing trauma care and primary health care services to newly displaced persons, and delivering medicines and supplies to health facilities.

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2016 in review: WHO’s work in emergencies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

2016 in review: WHO’s work in emergencies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

2016 in review: WHO’s work in emergencies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

January 2017 – The Eastern Mediterranean Region saw continued deterioration of the humanitarian and health situation in 2016. By December, more than 62 million people were in need of urgent, life-saving and effective health care across the Region. Despite many challenges and setbacks, WHO and its partners managed to deliver much needed assistance to the most vulnerable and in need.

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