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WHO calls for more funds to tackle crisis in Yemen

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1035 (Published 27 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1035

The World Health Organization has made an urgent plea for funding to help its response to the crisis in Yemen.

Nevio Zagaria, WHO’s acting representative in Yemen, said that last year WHO received less than half of the $124 million (£98m; €117m) it needed to support the country which has been mired in a worsening conflict since 2015.

“We are asked to fill gaps created by the collapsing health institutions,” said Zagaria. United Nations agencies and nongovernmental organizations working to support healthcare in the country are appealing for …

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