Yemen crisis

Isa Salah, 7 months, was brought from Sharis district in Hajjah governorate to Al-Jumhoori Hospital in Hajjah City. Enduring five miscarriages, the feeble mother looks too weak to be able to breastfeed her child.

WHO scales up support to mitigate child malnutrition in Yemen

18 April 2018 – Wanisa is sitting beside her 7-month-old child, Soraya, anxious that she will meet the same fate as her older sister who died of severe malnutrition just a few days ago. Wanisa brought her weak child to the WHO-supported stabilization centre in Kamaran Hospital in Al-Marawia district, Al-Hudaydah governorate, seeking proper treatment. The newly established centre provides treatment to children in need, as many families used to travel a greater distance to Hudaydah City to have their children treated.

WHO/Sadeq Al-Wesabi

Yemen High-Level Pledging Event

3 April 2018, Geneva — United Nations and the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland were convening a High-Level Pledging event in Geneva. An international appeal for US$2.96 billion was launched to provide life-saving assistance and protection to the people in Yemen.

Violaine Martin
Around 1.8 million children under the age of 5 are acutely malnourished, while 400 000 suffer from severe acute malnutrition

WHO keeping hospitals and feeding centres alive in Yemen

2 April 2018, Hajjah, Yemen — It takes Aisha Jaafar one hour to reach the main health centre in Aslam district, Hajjah governorate, one of the most impoverished and remote areas of Yemen.


Diphtheria vaccination campaign for 2.7 million children concludes in Yemen

16 March 2018 Sana'a, Yemen-- The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and national health authorities have completed a large-scale vaccination campaign to control the spread of diphtheria in Yemen.

The campaign targeted nearly 2.7 million children aged 6 weeks to 15 years in 11 governorates. It focused on locations reporting suspected cases of diphtheria and areas at high risk of spread of the infectious respiratory disease. More than 6000 health workers were mobilized during the campaign, including for community engagement and the administration of the vaccine.

WHO/ Sadeq Hasan
Asma’a was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago. Her recent attempts to continue treatment in Jibla District, Ibb governorate have failed.

Cancer patients in Yemen face slow death as treatment options diminish

4 February 2018, Sana’a, Yemen -- Breast cancer is not the only tragedy that Asma’a Hamoud, 23, is facing. Poverty, the security situation, shortages of anti-cancer drugs and irregular chemotherapy sessions have exacerbated her pain. Asma’a was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago. Her recent attempts to continue treatment in Jiblah District, Ibb governorate have failed.

WHO/ Sadeq Al-Wesabi

WHO airlifts 200 tonnes of health supplies to Yemen

18 January 2018 Sana'a, Yemen — The World Health Organization has delivered 200 tonnes of life-saving medicines and health supplies to Yemen. Four United Nations planes carrying the cargo landed in Sana’a Airport this week.

WHO/Sadeq Hasan


Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.

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