The Yemeni Health Minister Taha al-Motawakel said that the ongoing Saudi-led aggression claims annually 100 thousand kids, adding that teh medical equipment has become outdated due to the blockade.
Al-Motawakel hailed the Health Ministry employees for their loyalty and perseverance despite the disruption of the salary payments.
Yemen has been since March 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition, in a bid to restore control to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is Riyadh’s ally.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed and injured in the strikes launched by the coalition, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
The coalition, which includes in addition to Saudi Arabia and UAE: Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan and Kuwait, has been also imposing a harsh blockade against Yemenis.
Source: Al-Manar English Website