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Yemen’s health system has been wrecked by war, but Britain is still helping the Saudis bomb it – even during the Covid-19 pandemic

Yemen’s health system has been wrecked by war, but Britain is still helping the Saudis bomb it – even during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Ravaged by years of conflict, Yemen is facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Its health system has been decimated and many of its people are starving – but the flow of British weapons to Saudi Arabia has not stopped. Britain’s role in fueling and sustaining Riyadh’s devastating bombing campaign in Yemen has always been despicable, but it becomes especially monstrous as the threat of Covid-19 looms over the war-torn country. The UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, has warned the nation is in a “race against time” — and while there is currently only one confirmed case of the illness so far, the prospect of Covid-19 spreading there is a terrifying one. “The odds are stacked against us,” Grande said, citing restrictive operating conditions, lack of resources and the fact that “less than 50 percent of health facilities are fully functioning.” With limited testing capabilities (which may explain why there is only one confirmed case so far), Yemen has only been…
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