The top diplomat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government says his conflict-torn country needs millions more coronavirus vaccines to ensure some of the world’s poorest are not left behind. In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, the foreign minister said the roughly 1 million doses Yemen was given are not enough to vaccinate even the most vulnerable portions of its population. Yemen has a long way to go toward vaccinating the majority of its some 30 million people, most of whom are facing multiple humanitarian crises, including poverty, hunger and poor access to adequately-run hospitals. The country has been convulsed by civil war since 2014.
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