Yemen transformed into a biological weapons testing ground
The official spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Youssef Al-Hadhari, revealed Over the past 52 months , Wednesday, the horrendous outcome of the siege imposed by the countries of the coalition on Yemen, dealt with by international organizations only by issuing statements warning of the disastrous health conditions experienced by Yemen.
He pointed to the destruction of the large health facilities, reaching five hundred facilities completely destroyed and 50% of the health facilities that are out of work and that more than 128 high-priced drugs are not in drug market and 28 type that do not reach patients.
He explained that 48 thousand employees of the health work cadres as doctors, nurses, managers and pharmacists have not received their salaries for 36 months because of the transfer of the Central Bank to Aden, adding that”epidemics have also emerged, such as cholera, diphtheria and measles, where the number of cholera suspicion cases reached a million and 600 thousand with 3 thousand and 7 hundred deaths since 2017 to date.”
The Health Ministry spokesman said more than 2 million and 200 children under the age of five were affected by malnutrition, of whom 400,000 were malnourished and needed urgent treatment, as well as one million and 200,000 malnourished pregnant women.
Al-Hadhari stressed the high number of deaths of patients who have not been able to travel since the closure of Sana’a Airport, more than 30 thousand people, in addition to 200 thousand need to travel urgently, including diseases of kidney failure.
Al-Hadhari pointed out that the number of martyrs of the aerial bombing of the US-Saudi aggression on Yemen is more than 40,000 martyrs, those who reached the health centers and were monitored, beside thousands who were buried without re-registration, mostly women and children.
Al-Hadhari said that the biological weapons used in bombing Yemen have raised the number of people infected with tumors to 200% and doubled the incidence of congenital malformations fold. The dangers of these weapons remain on the future as they are mixed with soil and air and there are many effects caused by the siege of the US-Saudi aggression on Yemen.
Dozens of the health sector’s employees in Amran province on Thursday held a protest rally to condemn the war crimes committed by the coalition against the Yemeni propels.
The participants affirmed that targeting citizens, civil an groups and destruction systematically against infrastructure of the Yemeni people are war crimes.The attendees stressed on the need to enhance the internal front against the coalition and its plans.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.