ICRC: 75% of Yemenis do not have access to health care
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen says that 75% of Yemen's population does not have access to health care due to a lack of medicine.
The ICRC said in a video posted on its Twitter account on Sunday that Less than 50% of health facilities in Yemen are still operational and that current supply and inventory in the country are able to meet less than 30% of the country’s needs.
Humanitarian organizations say that many Yemenis who survived the country's five-year conflict are dying from complications of famine and epidemics, and lack timely access to health and quality medical care.
The conflict triggered by the Houthis invading Sana'a in late 2014 caused the suspension and disruption of most health facilities and hospitals. In addition to the destruction of many health facilities, government health sector employees now rely almost completely on financial assistance provided by International organizations for their income.