Humanitarian Health Action

WHO delivering additional medicines and medical supplies to Yemen

15 May 2015, Amman, Jordan — The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its provision of medicines and medical supplies into Yemen during the current humanitarian pause. More than 20 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies have been flown from WHO’s humanitarian hub in Dubai to Djibouti, where they will be loaded on a UN vessel departing for Hodeida today. The shipment contains international emergency health kits, trauma kits, surgical supply kits, emergency diarrhoeal disease kits, and water, sanitation and hygiene items for more than 120 000 beneficiaries.

WHO condemns attacks on health in Yemen and calls for immediate access for a scaled-up health response

With the current shortage of ambulances, WHO is coordinating with the Ministry of Public Health and Population to relocate ambulances to governorates with the largest numbers of injured patients.
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With the current shortage of ambulances, WHO is coordinating with the Ministry of Public Health and Population to relocate ambulances to governorates with the largest numbers of injured patients.

27 April 2015, Cairo, Egypt -- As the humanitarian and health situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, WHO calls for increased access for a scaled-up health response and an end to ongoing attacks on health care workers and health facilities.

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