Profile picture
, 7 tweets, 3 min read Read on Twitter
Our colleague @cbatallasICRC left Aden after 18 months.

5 reasons why #YemenCantWait in his own words. #Thread:

"After 22 years as a humanitarian worker, I wouldn't have thought I could be so shocked by the fact that the int'l community is unable to prevent so much suffering.
1. Health care:

It´s quite shocking to see a medical facility full of people who haven't been paid in I don´t know how many months.

A broken system which somehow has to cope with the influx of wounded civilians. Some hospitals in Aden have just 3 hours of electricity a day.
They have some bandages, some aspirins… they have no materials but still, there they are.

These hospitals have nothing because the health system has been broken for the past 3 years.

But still, they are working. We´re supporting all these places with our medical staff.
2. Inflation:

When I arrived in June 2017, 1 US dollar was worth 250 rial. Today, it's worth 800.

At the same time, many have lost their jobs, while others are not paid regularly.

People have no access to food because they have no money to buy any.
3. Disease:

Having a heart or kidney problem is a death sentence as hospitals are unable to treat the people.

We don't distribute insulin or dialysis material anywhere in the world, but in #Yemen we have to, because it's life-saving.
4. Displacement:

Since January, we´ve seen 100,000 people displaced from #Hodeida come south. They spend two weeks walking to avoid the front lines. They stay in “collective centres” where they feel safer.

We're reaching half of them with food, utensils, water & sanitation.
5. Conflict:

When we are talking about a peace process in Sweden it´s too far.

What's important is that pregnant women are able to visit a health centre and get pre-natal care, even that´s a dream.

It is a delusion to say that humanitarian aid can solve the conflict."
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to ICRC
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!