Food Aid Diverted From Yemen Because Of Fighting, WFP Says; Country’s Health Care System In Shambles, Aid Groups Say

Reuters: Thousands of tonnes of Yemen food aid diverted by fighting: U.N. officials
“Thousands of tonnes of food aid for war-ravaged Yemen have been diverted from the port of Aden because of heavy fighting there, U.N. officials said on Monday…” (Arsenault, 6/1).

U.N. News Centre: Amid reports of fighting, U.N. ship with vital food aid for Yemen diverted from Aden
“…The MV Amsterdam was on its way from Djibouti carrying over 5,700 metric tons of food including wheat, pulses, vegetable oil, and micronutrient powder, which is used to protect young children against malnutrition and anemia, said a statement released from WFP [on Monday]…” (6/1).

Washington Post: War in Yemen is pushing health care facilities to the brink of collapse
“Two months of war have devastated Yemen’s health sector, aggravating a dire humanitarian crisis by depriving millions of people of urgent medical care and threatening outbreaks of diseases such as polio and measles, according to doctors and international aid organizations…” (al-Mujahed/Naylor, 5/31).

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