The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned this Thursday that there could be more than a million cases of coronavirus in Yemen after the health system collapsed after more than five years of war and escalation of the conflict.
“There are more than 2,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Yemen, but experts estimate that up to a million can be affected by the virus, with a 30 percent death rate as the war decimated facilities. The country’s plumbing companies,” said Guterres.
It showed that “more than five years of war ravaged the lives of tens of millions of Yemenis, brought state institutions to the brink of collapse and pushed development back for decades” before emphasizing that the pandemic caused it “The urgency of negotiating political agreement has increased. “
“Despite initial statements of support by the conflicting parties for my call for a global ceasefire and a specific ceasefire in Yemen, the conflict continues unabated. Unfortunately, it has escalated in recent weeks,” complained.