MSF: Most Yemenis travel long hours to access healthcare

SANA’A – Most of the Yemenis travel long hours to get healthcare because of the limited spread of medical facilities, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Sunday.

“ It’s not just hard, but also too far for many Yemenis to access free healthcare. Most Yemenis travel long hours to access healthcare as there are limited healthcare facilities impeded within the communities, MSF wrote on its Twitter account.

The collapse of the health system in Yemen has led to outbreaks of preventable diseases such as cholera, diphtheria and measles. This is how conflict has damaged the health of the nation, MSF added.

“Since the escalation of the conflict in Yemen (early 2015), medical facilities supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been bombed six times,” it said.

“In November, after seven years of providing health support in the southern province of Dhalea, the organization took a difficult decision to close its project in the province, following repeated attacks and threats against medical facilities and staff.”

This war has made three-quarters of the population in need of humanitarian assistance and pushed the country to the brink of famine, while the United Nations has considered the crisis facing the Arab country as the worst in the world.

 

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