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12 Jun 2015 description
report Yemen Times

Around 15 civilians were killed and others injured in Dar Saad, Sheikh Othman, and Mansoora areas in Aden as Houthi militants backed by forces loyal to the Ex President Ali Abdullah Saleh continued bombing these locations on Thursday, according to medical sources.

27 May 2015 description
report Yemen Times

A second aid shipment carrying food and medical aid sent by the UAE Red Crescent arrived in Aden on Sunday. Yemeni officials said that the shipment weighed 460 tonnes and was delivered by sea through the port in Aden.

The UAE Red Crescent are currently distributing around 225 tonnes of food to those in need. The local designated aid coordinator said that the UAE Red Crescent had also delivered a shipment containing 1,200 tonnes of medicine and medical supplies to Aden last week.

30 Apr 2015 description
report Yemen Times

30 people have been killed in the fierce ongoing clashes between the Houthis and Popular Resistance in Khor-Maksar area in Aden. Dead bodies lie on the streets, and 44 houses have been burnt in the area, locals said that Houthi militants prevented some of the neighbors from trying to put down the fire. “There are dead people outside our building, nobody is burying them, it’s very sad and scary, and the smell is just unbearable,” said an old lady living in one of the buildings in Khor Maksar.

17 Jul 2014 description
report Yemen Times

Published on 17 June 2014 in Health & Environment

Ali Abulohoom (author)

Despite efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) to eradicate polio worldwide, ten countries, including Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria, are on red alert as new cases have been detected and fears grow of the virus spreading to neighboring countries.

Yemen is not on the list, but fear over the polio virus has increased amid a regional breakout and concerns that Syrian refugees fleeing to Yemen could reintroduce the virus.

27 Jun 2014 description
report Yemen Times

Published on 26 June 2014 in Report
Abdulkareem Al-Nahari (author), Abdulkareem Al-Nahari (photographer)

Sixty-three rural sub-districts were recently declared free of open sewage in Wesab Al-Ali, a district of Dhamar governorate, 240 kilometers southwest of the capital.

17 Jun 2014 description
report Yemen Times

Ali Abulohoom (author)

Despite efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) to eradicate polio worldwide, ten countries, including Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria, are on red alert as new cases have been detected and fears grow of the virus spreading to neighboring countries.

Yemen is not on the list, but fear over the polio virus has increased amid a regional breakout and concerns that Syrian refugees fleeing to Yemen could reintroduce the virus.

18 Apr 2014 description
report Yemen Times

Amal al Yarisi (author)

Several of the hospitals ordered to be shut down by the Ministry of Pubic Health and Population last August remain in operation.

The Women and Children’s Hospital, located on Khawlan Street in Sana’a, is a three-story building housing about 50 beds and several units, including an operations unit, intensive care and emergency.

The hospital appears to be clean and organized and the manager says he has recently introduced a host of reforms.

16 Apr 2014 description
report Yemen Times

Published on 15 April 2014 in News
Sina Khalid (author)

SANA’A, April 14—A Yemeni citizen died in Sana’a on Monday, one day after he was diagnosed with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to Deputy Health Minsiter Nasser Ba’awn.

“Medical staff have recorded a case infected with the coronavirus in Sana’a. The victim is a Yemeni aeronautics engineer,” the state-run Al-Thawra Newspaper quoted Health Minister Ahmed Al-Ansi as saying on Sunday.

08 Apr 2014 description
report Yemen Times

SANA’A, April 7—The Ministry of Public Health and Population in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday launched a national polio prevention campaign.

The three-day campaign began on April 7 and targets nearly five million children nationwide.

Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basendwa attended the inauguration of the campaign and urged all parents to have children under five vaccinated.

24 Feb 2014 description
report Yemen Times

Nasser Al-Sakkaf (author)

DHALE, Feb. 18—Seven soldiers and six civilians were killed and dozens others wounded Tuesday morning during clashes between the military and militants, according to the Defense Ministry.

Al-Dhale governorate has witnessed an increasing number of confrontations between the military and local gunmen, who took over several government offices in January, according to Brig. Mohammed Al-Shaeri, Al-Dhale security chief.

13 Feb 2014 description
report Yemen Times

Published on 11 February 2014 in Report Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki (author)

February 11 marks the third anniversary of Yemen’s 2011 uprising. The uprising removed former president Ali Abdulla Saleh from office, but left the country with more than a thousand dead and thousands more injured. Many of those injured say they were not been given adequate, timely treatment, despite a presidential decree ordering their treatment.

05 Feb 2014 description
report Yemen Times

Published on 4 February 2014 in Report Nadia Al-Sakkaf (author)

Political, and technical support and the wisdom of experience are not all that Turkey has to offer Yemen. Turkey is an active member of the friends of Yemen group and a country that has had close diplomatic ties with Yemen since 1988. Turkey is also a supporter of Yemen in terms of support for educational and medical projects and advancement.

08 Jan 2014 description
report Yemen Times

Published on 7 January 2014 in News
Samar Qaed (author)

Yemen continues to struggle with high rates of malnutrition

Tiny children with gaunt bodies—their bones protruding from their skin—wail while lying in the arms of their parents inside a malnutrition treatment center in the Al-Danabeqa village in the Al-Tohaita district of Hodeida governorate.

26 Nov 2013 description
report Yemen Times

There is no longer a functioning hospital in the city to accept patients

SANA’A, Nov. 25 — Dammaj locals are resorting to building underground shelters because of continued shelling from the Houthis that have destroyed homes, said Ahmed Al-Wadaei, the manager of the Dammaj Hospital, a facility that is not longer functioning due to shelling that took place on the building at the beginning of the month.

“The situation is not healthy and things could get worse because [underground shelters] allow for the spread of disease,” Al-Wadaei told the Yemen Times.

12 Sep 2013 description
report Yemen Times

Many residents affected by the war lack basic medical care

ABYAN, Sept. 11—A Turkish-funded medical camp began operating in the city of Zinjibar in Abyan governorate on Monday. The medical camp will be funded by the Turkish government for a period of one year while hospitals damaged during the clashes between the military and Al-Qaeda affiliates are reconstructed and re-equipped, said Al-Khader Al-Saeedi, the director of the Public Health and Population Office in Abyan.

10 Sep 2013 description
report Yemen Times

Sadeq Al-Wesabi

At the end of 2008, Dr. Dirhem Al-Qadasi, the head of the emergency room at the Science and Technology Hospital in Sana’a, a private health care facility, was stabbed to death. Those responsible for his murder are believed to be family members of an elderly man who died while at the hospital who were seeking revenge for the man’s death. According to former patients and colleagues, the doctor had a sterling reputation. News of Al-Qadasi’s death caused a media storm and popular outrage, but no one was ever tried for the doctor’s murder.

25 Jun 2013 description
report Yemen Times

Published on 24 June 2013 in Report
Samar Qaed (author)

Son said Yemeni medical facilities for sick mother are inadequate, UNHCR takes case into consideration

Shage Mohamed, a 60-year-old woman from Ethiopia, sits in a wheelchair as her son Sultan pushes her forward.

It was because of her son Sultan that Shage came to Yemen. Sultan fled civil conflict in his home country of Ethiopia in the latter half of the nineties.

13 Feb 2013 description
report Yemen Times

Published on 11 February 2013 in News

Mohammed Al-Samei (author)

SANA’A, Feb 10 — A recent study by the Families of the Revolution’s Martyr Council reveals that seven percent of casualties in the revolution were children.

“The percent of child causalities in the council’s report is very dangerous and unexpected,” said Majed Al-Humaidi, an expert in sociology in Sana’a.

05 Feb 2013 description
report Yemen Times

Published on 7 February 2013 in News

Samar Qaed (author)

RADA’A, Feb. 6 — Hundreds have fled Rada’a district in Al-Baida governorate recently due to violent clashes between Al-Qaeda affiliates and security forces.

As a result, an estimated 500 internally displaced families have arrived in Dhamar governorate, placing pressure on local communities and governorate resources, according to a statement issued by United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

25 Jan 2013 description
report Yemen Times

Published on 24 January 2013 in News

Bassam Al-Ashmori (author)

SANA’A, Jan. 23 — Following five confirmed deaths in Sana'a in December and four recent deaths in Taiz as a result of the H1N1 virus, an administrator at a local hospital said outbreaks of swine flu, as the virus is commonly known, are not as dangerous as public perception would lead.