Yemen: The indirect consequences of war for people in the country


Far from the bullets and bombs on the frontlines in Yemen, and in places like Ibb which are relatively calm, our staff witness the indirect consequences of the war on ordinary Yemenis. The collapse of the economy and the country’s health infrastructure has meant that many people are unable to afford transportation to the few and far-between hospitals still functioning in the country when they’re ill or injured.

The result is that some people delay going to hospital until their symptoms are worse, or while they gather the money needed for transportation. It’s likely many people never make it to health centres, and our teams believe that what they see may just be the tip of the iceberg.

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