The WHO estimates that at best, at least half of Yemen could be infected with the coronavirus and could become the worst manifestation of the virus because of the country’s depleted healthcare system. At least half of the hospitals there are not fully functional, with less than 1000 ventilators and ICU beds across the country, according to the WHO.
Yemen is also in the midst of the world’s humanitarian crisis. For nearly six years, it’s been locked in an intractable war that’s killed more than 100,000 people, pushed millions to the brink of starvation and caused the biggest cholera outbreak in history.
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