Restrictions on Yemen’s airspace and the closure of its main airport in Sana’a by the Saudi-led administration led to the deaths of more than 10,000 people in Yemen according to the rights group.
The Saudi-led coalition has imposed a no-fly zone over Yemen amid its deadly bombing campaign against the country, which began in March 2015.
Referring to UN figures, the NRC estimated that before the conflict, 7,000 Yemenis went abroad for medical treatment from Sana’a every year. Over the past two years, the number of people in need of life-saving healthcare has increased to nearly 20,000 due to the ongoing conflict.
Yemen, one of the Arab world’s poorest countries, has been devastated by a war between forces loyal to the internationally recognised government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and those allied to the Houthi rebel movement.