Al-Sabeen Hospital for Maternity and Childhood in Sana’a organized the second scientific conference on obstetrics and gynecology.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakel, explained that 8,000 women die annually due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth and as a result of the effects of the blockade, and that between 80,000 and 100,000 newborns die annually in Yemen under siege.
He pointed out that more than 70% of obstetric medicines are not available in Yemen, and the coalition is preventing their entry at a time when organizations are threatening to withdraw drug support.
“We are observing a rise in deformities and birth defects among children as a result of the intensive bombing by the US-Saudi aggression on Yemen, including the use of internationally prohibited weapons” The Minister of Health said.
“About 2,000 women were killed during the US-Saudi aggression and there are 6,000 women among the injured, stressing that the number of deaths among Yemeni women and children as a result of the effects of the siege is many times those killed by fire” He added.
He also explained that the US-Saudi aggression is committing the largest historical war crimes against women and children in Yemen, stressing that reducing the suffering of mothers and children is to stop the aggression and siege.
He stressed that between the crime of Bani Hawat, the first crimes of the US-Saudi aggression and the crime of woman of Hays, there are thousands of crimes committed by the coalition of aggression in Yemen.
The representative of the United Nations Population Fund, Restor Ohani, said that Yemen is one of 60 countries in which half of mothers die during childbirth.