TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Children received treatment at the al-Thawra Hospital in Hudaydah, Friday, amid deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the face of the Saudi-led coalition blockade of the port city.
Three UN agencies have called on the coalition to lift its blockade of Yemen in full, in order to allow supplies into the country. According to a UN statement issued on Thursday millions of lives are at risk if the blockade remains in place.
Speaking at the al-Thawra Hospital in Hudaydah, Head of the facility's Nutrition Center, Dr. Abdo Obaid, introduced a young patient who had arrived suffering from "severe malnutrition." She was observed by specialists of the nutrition center and "was given some of the necessary medication for nutrition, and now the situation has begun to improve," the doctor stated.
Displaced and homeless people are also to be seen on the city's streets, many with stories of grief and immense hardship. Mohamed Abdo, a displaced person, said "I have children with disabilities. I took them and ran away and came here to see who would support us."
The United Nations made a plea for the Saudi war machine to remove its blockade, warning that without aid shipments “untold thousands of innocent victims, among them many children, will die” and that its partial lifting was not enough.
‘Humanitarian aid not allowed into Sana'a via air’
Meanwhile, Doctors without Borders announced in a statement on Friday that the group has been unable to take urgently-needed humanitarian and medical aid to the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, via air because the Saudi-led coalition has banned flights to the capital.
Doctors without Borders said it has not been allowed to fly aid into Sana’a from Djibouti over the past 12 days.
It said the security situation on the ground also made it impossible to deliver aid from Aden — in southern Yemen — to Sana’a via land.
Source: Press TV