Health system in Yemen continuing to shut down

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WHO mobile teams in Alluhaya district of Hodeida, Yemen, earlier this year. Photo: WHO Yemen

The health system in Yemen is continuing to shut down, leaving civilians without access to critical, life-saving health care, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

More than 22,000 people have been injured since March, due to fighting between government and rebel forces.

The UN's health agency announced on Tuesday that almost 23 per cent of all health facilities in the Middle Eastern country are currently non-functional or partially functional as a direct result of on-going violence.

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

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