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UN Warns Of Infrastructure Collapse In Yemen

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The UN has warned of imminent collapse of infrastructure in Yemen due to a major fuel shortage in the war-torn country, which has been under Saudi airstrikes since late March.   

“The services still available in the country in terms of health, water, food are quickly disappearing because fuel is no longer being brought into the country,” UN official Johannes van der Klaauw said on Saturday.

He added that hospitals as well as water system could not work because of fuel shortage, warning that the impoverished Arab country could plunge into unrest if no serious action is taken immediately.

“If something is not done in the next few days in terms of bringing fuel and food into the country, Yemen is going to come to a complete standstill,” he said.