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News in Brief 15 March 2023

  • Investment needed to improve working conditions for essential workers - ILO
  • Humanitarian needs soar in Syria soars as conflict enters 13th year
  • Countries must stop undermining the work of human rights’ defenders: rights expert
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News in Brief 18 June 2021

  • Refugees disproportionately hit by COVID: Guterres
  • Famine risk spikes amid conflict, COVID and funding gaps
  • UN rights office OHCHR condemns targeting of civilian infrastructure in Yemen

Yemen’s health system is “on the brink of collapse”: WHO

Yemen’s entire health system is “on the brink of collapse” according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which is deploying medical teams to help thousands of newly displaced civilians.

WHO Spokesperson in the country, Tarik Jašarević, said that after nearly two years of escalating conflict between government forces and Houthi rebels, 17 per cent of Yemen’s health facilities are completely non-functional.