Yemen Crisis: An Immeasurable Cost to Mothers

Yemen’s unrelenting humanitarian crisis is putting unborn children and their mothers at risk, with more than a million pregnant and lactating women acutely malnourished.

As medical specialists flee the country, overstretched hospitals are recruiting unlicensed new graduates on meager salaries, according to Youssef Al-Hadhri of the Houthi-led Salvation Government. While reliable records have become impossible to keep, Al-Hadhri reports a sharp rise in maternal and infant mortality rates since the war began in 2015.

Relentless bombings have made it near-impossible for pregnant women to reach health centers quickly; they often arrive to find lifesaving supplies are out of stock.

Al Jazeera

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