Wounded people in Yemen get help from UN agency

Yemeni child displaced by fighting

Supplies for trauma and gunshot wounds are being provided by the United Nations health agency in Yemen as fighting continues between forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and those opposed to his rule.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that over 80 people have been killed and more than 980 others injured in the capital Sana'a and the city of Taiz since Sunday.

According to the agency, health workers are operating under extremely difficult conditions as a result of violence and insecurity in Yemen.

Tarik Jasarevic is WHO spokesman in Geneva.

"Yesterday, the fighting intensified in Sana'a and WHO responded by providing another free trauma kits to the field hospitals operated by youth volunteers on University Square. Also trauma kits have been supplied to Al Kuwait governmental teaching hospital and Al Jamhuri government hospital. These free kits will be enough to give essential care to at least 1,200 wounded people."

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