Under the leadership of Saudi Arabia, international efforts being exerted to save Yemen children health deteriorating situation

Sunday 1438/6/6 - 2017/03/05
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Aden, 06 Jumada II,1438 AH, 05 March,2017 , SPA -- Health situation in Yemen, particularly of children, has seen double deterioration since the Houthi militias and the forces loyal to deposed president Saleh usurped power in Sanaa, leading to a considerable drop in the country's general services, particularly in the health field, whereas they dared to prevent the delivery of medical aid and destroyed a number of medical facilities and institutions, official reports from there said.
The report, issued by the Security Council, documented violations of the militias using centralized hospitals, clinics and medical facilities for military purposes.
The report verified 59 incidents including attacks on 34 hospitals, in Aden and Taiz, attributed to rebels specifically, out of them six on medical facilities ten times in Aden and three health facilities in Taiz in 23 separate incidents.
Most recently, the UN undersecretary for humanitarian affairs Stephen O'Bryan was barred from inspecting health and medical institutions in besieged Taiz.
Meanwhile, Riyadh-based King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid is leading international efforts for the rehabilitation of hospitals and the health sector in Yemen, through organized programs for the provision of medical services affected by the chaos the coup has created in the country.
The Riyadh-based center has sent more than 58 trucks carrying more than 600 tons of medical and therapeutic supplies to all Yemeni provinces, starting with Aden and Marib.
Funded by the Center and in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), King Salman Center managed to open many centers as part of the therapeutic nutrition program and published several mobile teams providing medical treatment and following-up cases of acute malnutrition continuously.
17:56 LOCAL TIME 14:56 GMT