UN: Yemen will ‘fall off the cliff’ without financial support

The United Nations humanitarian chief has warned that Yemen will “fall off the cliff” without massive financial support.
Mark Lowcock told a closed Security Council meeting on Wednesday that many more people will starve to death, succumb to COVID-19, die of cholera and watch their children die because they have not been immunised for killer diseases.
He added that the coronavirus was spreading rapidly across Yemen and about 25 percent of the country’s confirmed cases have died – “five times the global average”.
“With the health system in collapse, we know many cases and deaths are going unrecorded,” said Lowcock. “Burial prices in some areas have increased by seven times compared to a few months ago.”
Lowcock said the coronavirus “is adding one more layer of misery upon many others” including “appalling multi-casualty incidents” and the country’s economy, which is “heading for an unprecedented calamity”.
Source: Aljazeera

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