Red Cross: Yemen Lacks 70% of Medicines, 75% of Population Do Not Have Access to Healthcare
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported, Saturday, that Yemen lacks 70 percent of its medication needs.
“Less than 50% of health facilities in Yemen are functioning, while less than 30% of the necessary medicines are provided,” the committee said in a tweet. It explained that 75% of Yemen’s population do not have access to health care.
The Red Cross also reported that since the beginning of 2019, one million and 270 thousand patients have benefited from the services of medical facilities it supports in Yemen.
It is noteworthy that the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen caused the destruction of the country’s health system, the spread of diseases and epidemics and the disruption of infrastructure services.