Until recently, Yei had largely escaped the effects of the primary conflict in South Sudan. Security deteriorated rapidly after a new conflict broke out in Juba in July.
UNICEF and its partners have completed an ambitious drive to reach children and women in Yemen with critical health and nutrition services to save lives as the conflict continues.
“The situation is heart rending and enraging,” says WHO DGl Margaret Chan. “With the relentless attacks on health workers and hospitals, the handful of doctors still alive cannot possibly cope."