International Organizations Have Not Fulfilled Their Commitments to Support the Health Sector to Face Cholera


Al-Thawra Net

Jun 11th, The Ministry of Public Health and population confirmed that international organizations have not complied with their commitments to aid and support the health sector to curb the cholera epidemic in Yemen.

“International organizations launched an international emergency in October 2016 for a $ 22 million support to enable Yemen to combat the first wave of cholera epidemic in that time and to raise readiness for any other wave, however, the international community has not responded to more than 15 per cent of that requirement and has reached the World Health organizations and UNICEF,” The undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for the therapeutic medicine sector, Dr. Nasser Al-Arajli, said.

Dr. Nasser Al-Arajli said that the international community and international humanitarian organizations will carry the responsibility for the collapse of the health system and the outbreak of cholera in Yemen due to the targeting of the Saudi-led coalition aggression, which has deprived millions of Yemenis to access to medical services as a human right guaranteed by all international laws and regulations.

He also clarified that the health sector in Yemen had  affected in all aspects as a result of the aggression and blockade, as well as the hindering the access to medicines through targeting the health facilities and Power cuts and lack of fuel as well as the cadres emigration for the lack of financial resources.

Dr. Nasser Al-Arajli pointed out that the silence of the international community towards the suffering of the health sector in Yemen, especially in facing the cholera, led more deaths cases where the number of suspected cases reached to more than 100 thousand cases.