WHO says cannot save Siamese twin: Houthis

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2020-12-21 | Since 11 Month

Siamese twin in critical health

Sana'a (Debriefer) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it cannot airlift the Yemeni Siamese twin to receive healthcare abroad, the Houthi group said Sunday, though the agency had promised to offer help in such cases.
The WHO apologized for inability to reach positive result in terms of airlifting the twin for surgery abroad, without giving the reasons, the Houthi-run al-Masyra quoted unnamed sources as saying.
In response to the health ministry's request, the UNICEF promised to look for air transport for the twin, if support is obtained, the sources added.
On Friday, the Saudi KSRelief expressed willingness to provide the twin with medical treatment in the Kingdom, in response to a humanitarian call issued by the Houthi-run al-Sabeen Hospital in Sana'a City.
But the Houthi group rejected the KSRelief offer, arguing that Riyadh should rather stop "its heinous crimes against children and women and lift the unfair blockade imposed on the Yemeni people."
The Houthi health minister, Taha al-Mutawakil, accused the UN of supporting the Saudi-led coalition's "crimes in the form of closing Sana'a airport, causing tens of deaths daily."
The Arab coalition has been imposing blockade on commercial aviation to and fro Sana'a airport since early August 2016, allowing only for UN and humanitarian groups' flights.


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