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Mon - 18 May 2020 - 05:17 AM ،،،

 A lack of international funding is forcing the UN to cut aid programmes in war-torn Yemen, now facing COVID-19 alongside famine, cholera and other diseases.

Speaking from the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, Jean-Nicolas Beuze said the number of suspected COVID-19 cases in the country appears to be multiplying fast and, at the same time, international aid agencies are being forced to abandon critical programmes.

In the southern city of Aden, the crisis is clear at the Radhwan cemetery. In the past week alone, in this one city, about 500 people have died with corona-like symptoms according to the city registrar. It is a figure which represents a significant spike.

The numbers and causes of death cannot be accurate in this chaotic place, but it is clear that in a little over two weeks Yemen has gone from no cases to many hundreds.