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Publish Date: 12:04 - 18 May 2019
TEHRAN, May 18 - Yemen's minister of public health has announced that about 55 percent of the country's hospitals have been shut down due to the unacceptable high risk of Saudi Arabia's continuing airstrikes, and repeated bombardment of medical facilities in the country.

Half of Yemeni hospitals shot downed due to Saudi-led strikes

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Yemen's minister of public health and population, Taha Al-Mutwakel said that at least 425 medical centres have been targeted directly by Saudi-led coalition attacks.

He said: "During the four years of war on Yemen hospitals have been repeatedly targeted and destroyed by Saudi-led coalition which does not value human life, and does not observe humanitarian principles, and all Yemeni people including women and children have been attacked in this war."

According to an Iran Press report, Taha Al-Mutwakel added: "Health conditions have suffered a lot in this war and the Saudi-led military alliance has deliberately carried out several air strikes on the health facilities of the non-governmental organization, Doctors Without Borders of Spain in the region of 'Abs'."

He added: "In Saudi-led coalition strikes to 'Heydan' hospital which collaborates with 'Doctors Without Borders', several rescuer and about 80 ambulances were attacked that resulted in the killing of more than 85 rescuers and injuring of 220 others."

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 with the aim of crushing the Houthis and bringing the former unpopular regime back to power. They have failed to achieve either of those objectives.

Source: Iran Press

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