Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – Al Mayadeen reported, on World Cancer Day, the Entisaf Organization for Women’s and Children’s Rights stated that more than 3,000 children in Yemen who are now cancer patients are now at risk of facing death due to the Saudi war and the blockade on the country.
Entisaf also criticized the international community and organizations for not batting an eye about Yemeni cancer patients, adding that cases of leukemia are increasing, with cases in Sanaa jumping from 300 to 700 as a result of the Saudi-led coalition’s use of internationally prohibited weapons provided by the US and the UK.
Children and patients are losing their lives to cancer due to the siege on the country, which is blocking medicine from entering Yemen to treat them. Entisaf has also urged the opening of Sanaa International Airport for humanitarian purposes, since the blockade won’t allow treatment options.
In its statement, the organization held both Saudi Arabia and its allies accountable for all crimes against Yemen and its children, as it called on the world to be responsible and own up to the humanitarian responsibility for these crimes.