The Saudi-backed government in Aden appealed , on Sunday , for help from the international community to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Yemeni authorities have confirmed seven fatalities and 34 infections from the virus in areas under the government’s control, Anadolu Agency reports.
“Medical reports refer to the death and infection of scores of civilians in the light of the crippling health system resulting from the continued war and scarcity of resources,” the Ministry of Human Rights said in a statement.
It appealed to world countries to “urgently intervene to save civilians through a package of arrangements that help provide medical care”.
Tens of thousands of Yemenis, including numerous civilians, are since believed to have been killed in the conflict, while another 14 million are at risk of starvation, according to the UN.