3 Jun 2020

Doctors fear silent Covid disaster in Yemen

The UN is warning that the international community is in a race against time to save Yemen, ravaged by years of man-made famine and war, now also seeing some of the highest mortality rates because of Covid-19.

Tonight we report from the port city of Aden, an enclave run by a separatist group called the Southern Transitional Council.

The UN says 17 per cent of those infected there are dying, and doctors warn a silent disaster is unfolding in the community.

Filmed by Iona Craig, produced by Andy Lee