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Yemenis suffer from water crisis amid war

In a press conference held in Yemeni capital of Sana'a, the country’s Ministry of Water and Environment elaborated on the damage inflicted to the water resources and infrastructure due to the Saudi-led invasion since 2015. The ministry said the war has impacted the sector severely, depriving thousands of Yemenis of access to drinking water.

Officials said the war and siege imposed on the country have heavily affected the water supplies and forced millions to use unhealthy ways to store water. However, they say the severe fuel crisis has a major role in water shortage.

Water resources and infrastructures are among the vital sectors that have been targeted by the Saudi-imposed war on Yemen. The war has left millions of Yemeni people without access to food and water, causing what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Thousands of Yemenis, including women and children, died of cholera during the six years of war. However, the Yemenis struggle to reach clean drinking water continues. The coronavirus pandemic has also worsened the situation in a country, where more than 80 percent of people are in need of humanitarian assistance and support

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