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Saudi siege on Yemen worsens health situation

Abdullatif Al-washali

Press TV, Sanaa

The Saudi-led war on Yemen is still taking its toll on the nation even under the UN-brokered truce. Yemen's Ministry of Health has held a press briefing in Sana'a to highlight the catastrophic repercussions of the Saudi aggression and the impact of the ongoing siege of Yemen.

The ministry says the ongoing Saudi blockade is threatening the lives of thousands of patients by preventing them from traveling for treatment and blocking medical supplies from entering the country.

Even though the United Nations managed to declare a nationwide ceasefire back in April, it has failed to relieve the humanitarian situation in Yemen as Saudi Arabia is still imposing restrictions on all sorts of imports into the country.

According to health officials, 19 million Yemenis don't have access to basic healthcare services. They say the United Nations is concentrating its efforts on the Russia-Ukraine war while it should also put more efforts into Yemen to save the lives of millions of women and children.

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