UNICEF delivers COVID-19 protective equipment shipment to Sanaa

In order to assist in one of the worst humanitarian crises, the UNICEF has delivered a shipment of COVID-19 protective equipment at Sanaa Airport on July 8.

The health authorities confirmed the receiving of the shipment and said that the shipment, carrying 18 tonnes of supplies, was delivered by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the war-ravaged country.

In May, Yemen’s health authorities, controlled by the Houthi rebels in the capital Sanaa, announced the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, in several provinces in northern Yemen, including Sanaa.

In the meantime, the internationally-recognised government called on donors and relevant international humanitarian organisations, to aid Yemen in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yemen has been facing worst of the humanitarian crisis since the country has been mired in civil war starting late in 2014. The civil war broke when the Iran-backed Houthi group seized much of the country’s north, and forced the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of Sanaa.

The coronavirus pandemic has heightened the problems of the people of the war-torn country.

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