Twenty #ambulances, 100 cholera kits – each is enough to treat 100 people – hospital equipment, 128,000 bags of intravenous fluids – these are just some of the live-saving supplies which arrived on Friday in #Hodeida, #Yemen, as part of a 403-tonne shipment sent by WHO.
An additional 10 ambulances were delivered through the Port of Aden 3 weeks ago with 10 more due to arrive in coming weeks. “We needed a special kind of ship to carry the ambulances and luckily we found one in the region,” explained Dr Nevio Zagaria, WHO Representative in Yemen. “It was absolutely enormous. But so are the needs in Yemen right now. So we loaded as many supplies as possible onto it, including some therapeutic feeding items that our sister agency @unicef will use for children suffering from malnutrition.” The delivery of these life-saving health supplies is made possible with support from the @emiratesrc, @dfid_uk, United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund and the @worldbank.
Photo: World Health Organization- Yemen/M. Oltarzewska