SANAA, March 25 (YPA) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called to support the provision of clean water in Yemen in order to protect the country’s population from the spread of diseases including coronavirus.
The UN refugee agency explained on Twitter that over two-thirds of people in Yemen need “support in water services,” adding that “displaced people living in hosting sites spend hours a day collecting water.”
أكثر من ثلثي سكان #اليمن بحاجة إلى الدعم لتأمين المياه
بخاصة النازحون داخلياً الذين يقيمون في المخيمات ويقضون ساعاتٍ يومياً للحصول على الماء.
— مفوضية اللاجئين (@UNHCR_Arabic) March 24, 2020
“Access to clean and safe water is crucial and it protects from the spread of diseases like cholera and COVID-19,” it added.