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WHO in Yemen

Note to correspondents

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Sana'a, 19 January 2021 - The World Health Organization (WHO) office in Yemen denies what has been reported in local media about its intention to stop its support to Yemen's health facilities with the fuel needed to operate them.

The office confirms that despite severe funding shortages, the necessary financial resources have been mobilized already to supply all 105 health facilities supported in 2020 with fuel until mid-February at least. Furthermore, 42 health facilities, most of them in the northern governorates of Yemen, will be provided with the needed fuel during the remainder of the year.

The office continues to discuss with donor partners ways to provide fuel for the remaining health facilities. At the same time, it is looking with health authorities into all funding scenarios, their potential implications and available options to ensure the continuity of this vital support for health facilities across Yemen.