Yemen Conjoined Twins: Doctors Appeal for Help Evacuating Boys

February 6, 2019

(BBC) – Yemeni doctors have appealed to the UN to arrange the evacuation of newborn conjoined twin boys who are in urgent need of treatment abroad. Abdul Khaleq and Abdul Rahim, who are two weeks old, will not survive if they stay in Yemen, where the health system has been ravaged by years of civil war. The twins are currently at a hospital in the capital Sanaa, which is in the hands of rebel Houthi movement. Its airport is blockaded by a Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s government.

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