Yemen conflict Situation report #8, 18 May - 7 June 2015

Report
from World Health Organization
Published on 07 Jun 2015 View Original

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 2,584 people have died and 11,065 injured from 19 March to 7 June as a result of the on-going conflict in Yemen (health facility-based reports).

  • A total of 3,064 cases of suspected dengue fever have been reported since March 2015. Surges in cases of malaria and incidences of diarrhoeal diseases and pneumonia also continue to be reported.

  • Access to health care has been severely impacted with nearly 50% drop in total consultations since the conflict began.

  • On 3 June, the Operations Room of the Ministry of Health in Sana’a, which manages all emergency operations for the entire country, was partially damaged. The room plays a critical role in emergency health response throughout Yemen and the damage incurred impeded already strained emergency health relief operations.

  • Since the beginning of the crisis, WHO has distributed almost 130 tons of medicines and medical supplies and more than 500,000 litres of fuel to maintain the functionality of hospitals serving an excess of 4.7 million people, including 700,000 internally displaced persons and 140,000 children under the age of five.