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Humanitarian, Medical Situation Becoming Increasingly Dire In Yemen, Aid Agencies Say

New York Times: Medical Need Climbs Alongside Death Toll in Yemen
“Airstrikes by a Saudi-led military coalition were said to have killed at least 80 people in Yemen on Wednesday, and the World Health Organization warned that roughly one-third of the country’s population was in urgent need of medical care…” (Kalfood/Fahim, 5/27).

Reuters: Yemen faces catastrophe without vital supplies: Red Cross
“Yemen faces a humanitarian catastrophe unless the Saudi-led coalition allows it to import and distribute vital food, fuel, and medicines, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday…” (Nebehay, 5/27).

U.N. News Centre: Some 8.6 million people in urgent need of medical help in Yemen, says U.N. agency
“The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Wednesday] warned that the ‘unnecessary loss of innocent lives cannot go on’ and spotlighted the increasingly dire medical situation in Yemen, where it says the health and lives of millions of people are at risk, and health facilities, staff, and patients are under attack in widespread violations of international humanitarian law…” (5/27).

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