British nurse dies on holiday in Dubai after falling ill on flight

Charlotte Carter, 30, from south Wales started to feel unwell during a flight from Gatwick Airport in the UK en route to Dubai in the UAE. (Photo: JustGiving)
Updated 06 November 2018
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British nurse dies on holiday in Dubai after falling ill on flight

  • Charlotte Carter, 30, from south Wales started to feel unwell while the plane was in transit
  • The mental health nurse was resuscitated “multiple times” but later died in hospital

LONDON: A British nurse has died on holiday in Dubai after falling ill during a flight from Gatwick to the UAE and her condition worsened on her way to visit her friend.
Charlotte Carter, 30, from south Wales started to feel unwell while the plane was in transit and was rushed into intensive care after she fell further ill in a taxi.
According to her friends, the mental health nurse was resuscitated “multiple times” but later died in hospital.
One of her friends, Megan Boyes, who has set up a crowdfunding page to help with medical and repatriation costs, said: “Our gorgeous friend Charlotte tragically lost her life at the age of 30.
“She was so excited to go on holiday to Dubai on a girls trip but sadly she fell ill on the flight which resulted in her being taken to intensive care once arriving in Dubai.
“After being resuscitated multiple times she unfortunately couldn’t be saved. We want to help raise money, as like many young people do, Charlotte didn’t take out travel insurance which means the medical bills and repatriation costs will be very high.”
A post-mortem examination is due to be held to determine the cause of death, while the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a statement: “We are supporting the family of a British woman following her death in the UAE, and are in contact with the Emirati authorities.”


Houthi militia ‘must respect neutrality of aid workers’

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Houthi militia ‘must respect neutrality of aid workers’

  • The recommendations came as UN monitors try to strengthen a cease-fire in the port of Hodeidah
  • Houthis were blamed for an attack on a UN convey on Thursday

 NEW YORK: UN experts monitoring sanctions against Yemen are recommending that the Security Council urge the Houthis to respect the neutrality and independence of humanitarian workers.

The Associated Press has obtained the nine recommendations the panel of experts made in their latest report to the council.

The recommendations came as UN monitors try to strengthen a cease-fire in the port of Hodeidah, key to the delivery of 70 percent of Yemen’s imports and humanitarian aid, and arrange a withdrawal of rival forces from the area agreed to by the government and the Houthis on Dec. 13.

While the agreement in Stockholm was limited, if fully implemented it could offer a potential breakthrough in Yemen’s four-year civil war.

The experts asked the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against Yemen to engage with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s office, Yemen’s government and donors to “enhance” the UN mission inspecting vessels heading to ports in Yemen for illegal arms so it can “identify networks using false documentation to evade inspection.”

They also suggested that Guterres organize a conference with the International Monetary Fund and World Bank as well as other “key actors to best manage cash flows and imports of goods,” using the principles of the UN Global Compact on how companies should conduct business.

And the experts recommended that the secretary-general ask the UN inspection mission and monitors at the port of Hodeidah “to share information on potential cases of acts that threaten the peace, stability and security of Yemen,” including violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, the UN arms embargo, and obstructions of humanitarian assistance.

The experts also asked the sanctions committee to consider sending three letters. One would be to Abu Al-Abbas, a militia commander in the flashpoint city of Taiz, asking him to transfer artifacts and items from the Taiz National Museum in his custody to Yemen’s government. 

A second would be to alert the International Maritime Organization to “the risks posed by anti-ship cruise missiles and water-borne improvised explosive devices in the Red Sea and to encourage it to discuss these threats with the commercial shipping industry with the aim of developing suitable precautions and countermeasures.”

The third would be to alert the International Civil Aviation Organization of the risks posed by drones and munitions to civil aviation, particularly near busy international airports on the Arabian Peninsula “and encourage it to discuss these threats with airport operators and airlines with the aim of developing suitable precautions and countermeasures.”