The United Nations’ International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said on Monday that 19.7 million people in Yemen are lacking basic health services.
The IOM office in Yemen said on Twitter that its health team has conducted about 24,500 medical consultations for men, women and children in Yemen in the course of the past week, in cooperation with the Japanese government and other partners.
The UN agency’s report comes as the health sector in Yemen suffers from severe deterioration due to the Saudi invasion.
Since March 2015, a Saudi-led military coalition has been waging war against Yemen. The coalition’s operations have worsened the health status in the country and led to the outbreak of epidemics and diseases and the closure of a large number of health facilities.
According to a leading database project that has been monitoring the conflict, the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project (ACLED), the war in Yemen has now killed more than 100,000 people, many of them civilians.
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