Yemen's health ministry appealed to intervene and save around 1.700 patients requiring kidney implantation surgeries as the country is continuing to suffer from acute shortages of life-saving medicines and other supplies due to the ongoing conflict.
In a statement on Tuesday published by the Saba news agency, the ministry said these patients will face inevitable death if emergency aid including medicines is not provided
"This emergency appeal to local and international organizations comes after all medicines for kidney patients ran out from all stores," the statement said.
Yemen's healthcare system has largely deteriorated with most hospitals shut down primarily because of lack of medicines, electric power and fuels which in turn is blamed on the ten-month blockade on all sea, land and air ports.
The blockade was part of the Saudi-led military intervention launched in late March and has deprived the country of all supplies leaving it to face the worst humanitarian crisis ever.
Some hospitals shut down after coming under direct attacks by factions that have been fighting for around a year following the ouster of the government by the Houthi militants.
International organizations have been warning of breakouts after the conflict put the country's healthcare system on the brink of collapse.
According to the UN, around 14 million of the Yemeni population lack access to healthcare services and another 19 million lack access to safe water and sanitation.