Emergency medical supplies reaching pregnant woman in Yemen

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WHO mobile teams in Alluhaya district of Hodeida, Yemen, deliver health services to 880 displaced families. Photo: WHO Yemen

Life-saving equipment and medical supplies from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are arriving in Yemen to help pregnant women in the war-torn country deliver their babies safely.

An estimated 470,000 women trapped by the conflict are pregnant and 70,000 of them may experience complications such as infection, miscarriage, abortion as well as rape over the next ninth months.

That's according to Himyar Abdulmoghni, UNFPA's assistant representative in Yemen.

He's been speaking to Maria Carlino about the fund's efforts to deliver obstetric equipment and reproductive health supplies to hospitals and camps for displaced people in conflict-ridden areas.

Duration: 3'11"

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