Reuters ANEES MAHYOUB
Doctors Without Borders warned of a “sharp increase” in the death toll from severe cases of corona recorded in Yemen recently.
The organization said in a statement that it “is recording a sharp increase in the number of people with Corona who suffer from critical conditions that require hospitalization, in Aden and various parts of Yemen.”
The head of the organization’s mission in Yemen, Rafael Fecht, pointed out that “the sharp increase in cases of corona during the past weeks is a source of fear and a cause of great concern.”
He called on humanitarian organizations to “rapidly increase the volume of their emergency responses to Corona,” and urged international donors to provide greater support.
For her part, the organization’s coordinator in Yemen, Lynn Lutens, said, “Many of the patients we see arrive unfortunately in critical condition.”
She added that “their treatment is difficult because most of them need high levels of oxygen and medical care, while Yemen’s ability to provide intensive care is limited due to the war that ravages it.”