Yemeni PM briefs UN leaders on disastrous health situation in his country and attacks STC and Houthis

Riyadh (Debriefer)
2020-05-16 | Since 3 Month

Prime Minister of the Yemeni internationally recognized government, Maeen Abdulmalik

The Prime Minister of the Yemeni internationally recognized government accused Maeen Abdulmalik, the Ansar Allah group (Houthis), of obfuscation and misinformation regarding the Corona epidemic, indicating that this contributes to people neglecting the epidemic and not taking practical measures to confront it

Abdulmalek said that the goal of the Houthis from shading is to preserve the sources of recruitment and the continued push of more people to the fronts, pointing out that the epidemic continues to spread in various regions of the Republic ... and that this spread will put everyone in front of a real disaster.

This came during a "visual meeting" of the President of the Yemeni government, on Friday, that included the UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths and the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Liz Grande, and the representative of the World Health Organization in Yemen, Altaf Musani, dedicated to discussing measures to tackle the Corona epidemic, and the challenges that The health sector is facing it and its needs.

During the war, which entered its sixth year, the health sector in Yemen lost about 70% of its capabilities and capabilities. The economically weak country witnessed extreme humanitarian conditions, high rates of malnutrition, low immunity of citizens, overcrowding of displaced persons, and other repercussions of the war.

And Abdulmalik called on the international community to support efforts to confront a number of epidemics that broke out in the city of Aden and other areas.

The government announced last week, Aden, a infected city. Promising to undergo a broad environmental sanitation process to prevent outbreaks of epidemics again.

The Yemeni Prime Minister, who has been in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, since last April, because of the prevention of the "UAE-backed" STC and a number of ministers in his government from returning to Aden, recognized a number of challenges "facing the state", including the escalation of the Houthis, and the disastrous health situation in Aden, in addition to "STC practices" that "undermine all reforms undertaken by the government to restore and operationalize state institutions."

The UN Security Council has called on STC

to reverse any actions challenging the legitimacy, sovereignty, unity or territorial integrity of Yemen, including the diversion of revenues. Amid increasing cases of COVID-19 they reiterated that full access into and within Yemen for international aid workers, medicine, and medical supplies must be ensured." 

The National Committee for Emergency in Yemen of the Ministry of Health in the internationally recognized government announced on Friday that it had recorded 21 new infections with the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), including three deaths in Hadhramout governorate, bringing the total confirmed cases in Yemen to its two parts that are under the control of the internationally recognized government and in the controlled by the "Ansar Allah" group have reached 108 cases, including 14 deaths, and two recoveries.



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