Yemen: Longer truce needed for aid to reach civilians in need



UN HUMANITARIAN co-ordinator Jamie McGoldrick welcomed a 72-hour ceasefire deal for Yemen yesterday but said a longer-term truce was needed for aid to reach suffering civilians.
He said Yemen’s economy has all but collapsed under the 18-month Saudi-led coalition onslaught and damage to port facilities had hindered aid deliveries.
Only about half of hospitals are even partially operating and a cholera outbreak that began three weeks ago could spread, Mr McGoldrick said.
The UN official added that the Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) would focus on reaching... read more

 
20 October 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 35
Source: Morning Star
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