Oct 14, 2018 07:36 Asia/Tehran
  •  Millions of Yemenis suffer from malnutrition because of Saudi-imposed war

In an interview with Almayadeen TV channel, Yemen's Health Minister has said at least three million Yemeni children are suffering from severe malnutrition.

Middle East: According to an Iran Press report, talking to Almayadeen TV channel, Yemen's health minister, Taha Ahmed al-Mutawakel said on Saturday that at least three million Yemeni children are suffering from severe malnutrition. This means roughly one in three Yemeni children is suffering from malnutrition. 

He added, "One million and 200,000 pregnant and lactating Yemeni mothers are also suffering from malnutrition."

The Yemeni health minister also mentioned that there are more than 80,000 patients in Yemen with various forms of kidney disease and kidney failure, and out of this total, 8000 are on dialysis machines, but their lives are at risk because of a shortage of "dialysate".

Dialysate is the fluid that helps remove the unwanted waste products from a patient's  blood, and it also helps get electrolytes and minerals to their proper levels in the patient's body.

He also remarked that, Yemen and the United Nations recently signed an agreement to establish a medical airlift corridor to transfer Yemeni patients and injured people out of the country, but the aggressive Saudi-led coalition has prevented the agreement from being implemented.

Emphasizing that the humanitarian situation in this country is "catastrophic", Yemen's health minister urged the international community to prevent the continued aggression of the Saudi regime against the Yemeni people.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has recently criticized the humanitarian situation in Yemen and stated that the Yemeni healthcare system has been destroyed by Saudi attacks.

Related news: UN urges Saudi to stop bombing Yemeni children

Saudi Arabia, with the support of the United States, the United Arab Emirates and several other countries, has engaged in military aggression against Yemen and ground sieges, naval and air strikes since March 2015. The fighting in Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen has killed more than 14,000 Yemeni people, injured tens of thousands and displaced millions of Yemeni people.

May 2013: Watch how Yemeni families are receiving treatment for their children's malnutrition. 

According to UNICEF, since the beginning of the intervention led by Saudi Arabia and its' allies in Yemen in 2015, about 2,400 children have been killed and 3,600 maimed in Yemen.

The military aggression in Saudi Arabia has also hit Yemen's poor country with severe food and drug deficits.

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