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Monday, 6 April 2015

Yemen Conflicts: Red Cross Still Unable to Render Aid

Aid flights to Yemen are being held back by "logistical problems", as violence in the country continues.
Saudi air strikes have been targeting Houthi rebels for almost two weeks.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was given permission to land planes carrying staff and medical supplies, by a Saudi-led coalition on Saturday.
But the flights have been unable to depart, according to ICRC spokeswoman Claire Feghali.
The UN says more than 500 people have been killed, as the Houthis battle forces loyal to beleaguered President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
"We are still working on getting the plane to Sanaa. It's a bit difficult with the logistics because there are not that many companies or cargo planes willing to fly into a conflict zone," Ms Feghali told Reuters.
However, she insisted she had "high hopes" that 48 tonnes of medical supplies would be delivered by "tomorrow or the day after".