Yemen cancer patients – their struggle for care in wartime

Millions of Yemenis are at risk of hunger and contracting cholera after three years of war, an emergency that has also hit cancer patients, who are struggling to get treatment in a country where the economy and infrastructure have collapsed. The World Health Organization said around 35,000 people have cancer in Yemen, with about 11,000 cases diagnosed each year. Yemen is embroiled in a war between a Saudi-led military coalition and the Iranian-aligned Houthi group. The fighting has crippled its economy and its health care system, and unleashed the world's most urgent humanitarian crisis, with millions facing starvation and diseases such as diphtheria and malaria, as well as cholera. (Reuters)