HODEIDAH – Local medical warnings about the dangerous humanitarian situation in the city of Durayhimi, which has been besieged for over a year by Saudi-led coalition forces and mercenaries, have increased. The siege has reportedly caused the deaths of dozens of patients and children in the city.
“The humanitarian situation in general, and the health situation especially, in the city of Durayhimi has become catastrophic in all ways, because of the siege of land, sea and air imposed by the coalition since a year ago,” medical sources in Hodeidah said.
The sources demanded in a statement to declare the city of Durayhimi as a disaster city, and to work fast to break the siege of the city and allow the entry of medical aid teams to save dozens of people from certain death.
“The situation of dozens of patients and wounded citizens in the city is extremely serious, and today they are threatened with death if they do not receive the necessary medical aid urgently,” the statement said.
“The deaths of children and the elderly are increasing in the city of Durayhimi, due to the lack of food and medicine caused by the siege of the coalition and its militants,” the statement read said.
“What is happening in the besieged city is a human tragedy, but it is forgotten because of the poor media coverage of the suffering of its residents, its patients and its children,” the statement added.
Several months ago, under popular and local pressure, the United Nations agreed to coordinate with the coalition and its mercenaries to allow it to enter food and medicine aid to those trapped in the city of Durayhimi