The WHO is alarmed by the shortage of oxygen and wants safe corridors

The World Health Organization on Sunday demanded safe corridors to be able to transport emergency medical equipment on the fourth day of the invasion of Ukraine, in particular oxygen whose reserves are at their lowest.

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“It is imperative that life-saving medical equipment – including oxygen – can reach those who need it,” the UN organization said in a statement.

“These resources will require safe transit, including with a logistics corridor via Poland,” WHO boss Tedros Ghebreyesus and regional director for Europe Hans Kluge wrote in a joint statement.

According to the WHO, the oxygen supply in Ukraine is reaching “a very dangerous situation”, with “trucks unable to transport oxygen between factories and hospitals”.

Some hospitals have already exhausted their reserves “and the majority of them could do so within the next 24 hours”.

Faced with the risk of humanitarian disaster in Ukraine, the UN already called on Friday for “safe and unhindered access” for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, a request taken up by many countries or even Pope Francis.

The WHO said it was “very concerned” for civilians in Ukraine, several hundred thousand of whom have already fled the country.

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