In a tweet on Tuesday, the UNDP stated that not only has the Saudi-led war hindered Yemen’s development but it also has brought catastrophic consequences for the war-ravaged country amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The UN body called for immediate action to assist the Yemenis in acquiring basic survival needs such as food and health supplies amid their battle against the disease (COVID-19).
According to the latest figures, 56 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Yemen, nine of whom have died and one person has recovered thus far.
On Monday, Yemen’s emergency coronavirus committee declared Aden — which has served as the seat of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s former regime during the Saudi military aggression — an infested city.
In recent months, the port city has been torn by rivalry between Saudi-allied forces loyal to Hadi and separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates, Riyadh’s key coalition partner in the bloody war on Yemen.