UN says Yemen’s health system has ’in effect collapsed’ as COVID-19 spreads

UN says Yemen’s health system has ’in effect collapsed’ as COVID-19 spreads

The UN appealed for urgent funding as the Covid-19 pandemic is believed to be spreading throughout Yemen where the health care system ’has in effect collapsed’. Yemen has reported 184 Covid-19 infections including 30 deaths to the WHO however the actual incidence is believed to be much higher. The UN estimates that it will request $2bn aid for Yemen to maintain aid programmes through year-end.

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