In this file photo, Yemeni medics work at a blood transfusion centre in the capital Sanaa, on August 7, 2017. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS
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Yemen's spiralling health crisis has forced organisations treating war-wounded to shift their focus to diseases "nobody should die of," the International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday.In an interview with AFP in Beirut, the head of the ICRC's Yemen delegation, Alexandre Faite, said the country's two-year conflict was turning easily treatable conditions into fatal illnesses. The medical charity has had to mobilise quickly to distribute life-saving insulin to diabetic Yemenis and provide haemodialysis units across the war-ravaged country, already the Arab world's poorest even before its conflict erupted.Faite said the ICRC was pushing for increased access to "thousands of detainees" held by warring sides.
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