Ahmad Shadoul

WHO/Yemen

WHO appeals for “safe corridor” in Yemen

Warring parties in Taiz governorate in Yemen are being urged by the World Health Organization (WHO) to observe a ceasefire and demilitarize hospitals and health facilities to allow the safe delivery of humanitarian aid.

Taiz is Yemen's most populous governorate, but WHO reports that three main hospitals there are inaccessible or caught in frontline fighting.

This is only one crisis in a country where roughly 80 per cent of the population—or just over 21 million people—are in need of aid relief.