Saudi Arabia sends 19 thousand food baskets to Yemen

Updated 13 March 2018
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Saudi Arabia sends 19 thousand food baskets to Yemen

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action has sent trucks filled with food baskets to Yemen, Saudi news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.
The trucks, carrying 19 thousand food baskets, reached Yemen’s capital Sanaa and the provinces of Jouf, Marib as well as other Yemeni governorates.
About 75 percent of Yemen’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance, the UN said, including 11.3 million children who cannot survive without it.
At least 60 percent of Yemenis do not have enough to eat, and 16 million people do not have safe water and proper sanitation.
The situation was worsened by the conflict in Yemen that has been ongoing since 2015 between supporters of the internationally recognized government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the Iran-backed Houthi militias.
 


World Health Organization announces 21 tons of medicines shipped to Yemen

Updated 2 min 2 sec ago
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World Health Organization announces 21 tons of medicines shipped to Yemen

DUBAI: The World Health Organization announced the arrival of 21 tons of medicine and medical supplies to Yemen on Saturday, which included ones needed for treatment of chronic diseases and cholera, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
“Two planes landed at Sanaa airport this week carrying medicines for emergency injuries set to meet the needs of 3,200 people in need medical care,” the agency said.