Hadi demands IRC to intensify its efforts in Yemen

Hadi demands IRC to intensify its efforts in Yemen

President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi has demanded the International Red Crescent (IRC) to intensify its efforts in Yemen, treat the wounded persons of conflicts and provide medicines to them.  

This came during a meeting held on Saturday with the Regional Director for the Near & Middle East at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Robert Mardini in the port city of Aden. 

Hadi urged IRC to expand its activities in Yemen and provide medical solutions for dialysis and insulin, and prosthetics, stressing that the Yemeni government will facilitate its activism in Yemen. 

For his party, Mardini affirmed that IRC realizes the acute suffering of Yemenis, pointing out that the organization will intensify its activities in Yemen. 

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has reported that more than7,600 persons died and close to 42,000 people were injured since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015. 

Militias of the Houthis and Saleh on late 2014 carried out a coup against the legitimate government in Yemen and plunged the country into chaos. 

“With more than 14.8 million people lacking access to basic health care, the current lack of funds means the situation will get much worse,” said Nevio Zagaria, WHO Acting Representative in Yemen.

“We are asked to fill gaps created by the collapsing health institutions,” noted Dr. Zagaria, adding: “[however] last year, [we] received less than half of the $124 million required.”

“We urgently need resources to help support the health system as a whole, and are calling on donors to scale-up their support before more innocent lives are lost unnecessarily,” underscored Dr. Zagaria.


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