Opinions on the coronavirus in Yemen are as divided as the country itself. While the south is awaiting the first vaccines, the north claims to have no need for immunization. What the two sides have in common is a health sector in shambles and a striking love for conspiracy theories.
While the government has opted for gradually lifting the lockdown, research shows that several Covid-19 variants have become commonplace, including the British mutant which spreads 50% more rapidly than others.
While the Palestinians are waiting for the first vaccines to finally arrive, Israel has already vaccinated a quarter of its population, blatantly ignoring its commitments according to international law
The Caesar Act has caused the cost of life in Syria to skyrocket. People eat bread with tomato puree and pepper spread over two meals a day. With the streets empty, pockets empty and tables empty, how can the Syrians ever rise up again?
The Syrian war has imposed a massive migration of Syrians outside their country in search of a safe haven. Some of them chose Yemen, also experiencing a war, an epidemic, and multiple humanitarian crises, which the Syrian refugees have not managed to escape from …
Those who examined the pattern of the epidemic will notice the government’s laxity in enforcing health protocols across sectors, as well as their poor commitment to preventive measures such as wearing masks and keeping a social distance.