Vaccine
The doses have been delivered to the World Health Organisation to be given to health workers in Yemen’s northern governorates under the rule of Al Houthis, Yemeni Health Minister Dr. Qasem Buhaibeh. Image Credit: AP

Cairo: The Yemeni government has said it delivered 10,000 doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 for the areas under the control of Al Houthi militia in the war-devastated country.

The doses have been delivered to the World Health Organisation to be given to health workers in Yemen’s northern governorates under the rule of Al Houthis, Yemeni Health Minister Dr. Qasem Buhaibeh.

The supply came at the request of the rebels. “We are ready to give them a higher number of doses,” Dr Buhaibeh added on Twitter.

This week

The official said a website will be available this week for registration for people living in Al-Houthi-controlled areas and wishing to get vaccinated.

“They will be sent to the governorates nearest them to receive the vaccine,” he added.

Yemen has been devastated by a war that erupted after the Iran-aligned Houthi militia toppled the legitimate government and seized swathes of the impoverished country including the capital Sana’a in late 2014. The UN has described the situation in Yemen as the worst humanitarian disaster in the world.