Two children and one mother die every hour in Yemen due to Saudi siege

Two children and one mother die every hour in Yemen due to Saudi siege

Summary:

The Al-Sabeen Maternity and Childhood Hospital in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a has warned of a major humanitarian disaster due to the detention of oil derivatives.

Director of the hospital, Dr. Magda Al-Khatib, said in a press statement on Wednesd…

The Al-Sabeen Maternity and Childhood Hospital in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a has warned of a major humanitarian disaster due to the detention of oil derivatives.

Director of the hospital, Dr. Magda Al-Khatib, said in a press statement on Wednesday that the hospital services are about to stop completely within days due to the siege imposed by the Saudi-led coalition.

Al-Khatib stressed that the detention of oil derivatives is “a humanitarian crime and a death sentence for the health sector in Yemen.”

She pointed out that the hospital receives thousands of children and women every day, who need observation and intensive care, nurseries, operations and the provision of oxygen.

Al-Khatib affirmed that the continuation of the siege on oil derivatives would force the hospital to reduce its services.

“The suspension of hospital services means stopping 60 incubators, causing the death of the children in them, as well as the end of the treatment of more than 200 women in obstetric emergencies and 20 caesarean deliveries per day.”

“We are talking about the death of two children and one mother every single hour in Yemen, and this number will increase a lot still. A major humanitarian catastrophe will occur with unimaginable consequences due to the siege.”

The statement held the coalition forces, the United Nations and the international community full responsibility for stopping services at Al-Sabeen Hospital and other hospitals.