News Agencies Report On Humanitarian Crisis, Health Situation In War-Torn Yemen

Agence France-Presse: Saudis dish out millions in Yemen aid amid global criticism
“Standing amid the bullet-pocked ruins of a once rebel-controlled Yemeni district, Saudi officials unveil their latest multi-million dollar aid projects, seeking to blunt global criticism over a worsening humanitarian crisis. … The coalition’s bombing campaign is blamed widely for pushing Yemen into what the U.N. calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with thousands of Yemenis killed and millions struggling to feed themselves…” (Chopra, 5/4).

Reuters: U.N. races to process rotting Yemeni grain after reaching Hodeidah store
“The United Nations regained access to donated grain stored in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah on Sunday, and began the task of salvaging food that could stave off starvation for millions of citizens before it rots. … World Food Programme (WFP) grain stores there have been cut off for eight months, putting 51,000 tonnes of wheat at risk of rotting. The stores came under the control of government forces after fierce battles last year but a major frontline is only a few blocks away…” (Yaakoubi, 5/5).

Xinhua News: Feature: Deadly cholera hits illegal immigrants in Yemen amid worsening health situation
“Officials of Yemen’s health authorities said an outbreak of cholera has killed 21 illegal African immigrants and asylum-seekers, and infected over 450 others in the government-controlled southern province of Lahj…” (Abdo, 5/4).

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