Yemen media and news releases
21 April 2015
WHO warns of imminent collapse of health care services in Yemen
Cairo, Egypt – WHO warns of an imminent collapse of health care services in Yemen. Health facilities are struggling to function as they face increasing shortages of life-saving medicines and vital health supplies, frequent disruptions in power supply and lack of fuel for generators. Lack of fuel has also disrupted functionality of ambulances and the delivery of health supplies across the country.
16 April 2015
WHO delivers life-saving health supplies into Yemen
The World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered critical life-saving medicines, and medical/surgical supplies to Yemen, where fighting has resulted in hundreds killed and thousands injured, and newly displaced up to 100 000 people since March. The shipment, which landed in Sana’a today, contains more than 17 tonnes of medicines and medical/surgical supplies for a total of 41,100 beneficiaries.
14 April 2015
WHO appeals for funding to address increasing health needs in Yemen
The World Health Organization is seeking US$ 25.2 million to meet humanitarian health needs in Yemen for the coming 3 months. “WHO, working in close coordination
6 April 2015
WHO deplores deaths of health care workers in Yemen
Cairo, Egypt, 6 April 2015 – WHO deplores the deaths of health care workers and damages to health facilities in Yemen as a result of the ongoing conflict, and expresses concern about the serious implications of these attacks.
6 April 2015
WHO responds to urgent health needs in Yemen
WHO is responding to increasing shortages in medicines and medical supplies in Yemen as a result of the ongoing conflict.
1 April 2015
Conflict in Yemen kills and injures hundreds, places major strain on health system
Sana’a, Yemen – An escalation in conflict and violence in Yemen has resulted in hundreds dead and thousands injured, and placed immense strain on health facilities and humanitarian health care providers.
26 March 2015
WHO and health partners respond to increased health needs as a result of conflict in Yemen
Sana’a, Yemen – WHO, together with the Ministry of Public Health and Population and health partners, is responding to increased health needs in Yemen as a result of the recent escalation in violence in Sana’a and other parts of the country.
16 February 2015
WHO responds to increasing health needs in Yemen
WHO is working with the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPH) and health partners in Yemen to respond to the health needs of populations affected by the ongoing conflict, as well as ensure that adequate health services are in place for populations in potential conflict areas around the country.
29 January 2015
WHO deplores attacks on health workers and health facilities in Afghanistan, Sudan and Yemen
The World Health Organization deplores the recent attacks on health staff and health facilities in Afghanistan, Sudan and Yemen, and expresses deep concern about the serious implications of these attacks on patients, medical personnel and health infrastructure.
21 January 2015
WHO responds to urgent health needs following clashes in Sana’a, Yemen
Widespread, heavy clashes between Al-Houthis and the Presidential Guard erupted near the presidential palace in Sana’a, Yemen. According to the Ministry of Public Health, the clashes resulted in 15 deaths and 91 injuries, including civilians and members of the armed forces. Al-Quds Military Hospital was targeted by heavy shelling, resulting in injuries to three guards inside the building and damages to one ambulance.
2 April 2014
WHO support to national polio immunization campaign in Yemen
Sana’a — On Tuesday the WHO country office organized a meeting with journalists to inform them about some of WHO's activities and detail its preparation and technical support to the Ministry of Public Health and Population for a national polio immunization campaign to begin on 7 April.