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U.N. Working To Open Air Bridge In Yemen To Improve Access To Care For Patients With Chronic Conditions; WFP Warns Food Supply Threatened

Agence France-Presse: U.N. seeks to open air bridge to aid Yemeni cancer patients: WHO
“The United Nations is working to open a humanitarian air bridge to take Yemeni cancer patients for treatment at qualified facilities, WHO country representative for Yemen Nevio Zagaria said Sunday. ‘The aim is to help patients suffering from cancer, chronic diseases, and congenital anomalies receive the treatment they need,’ Zagaria said, adding that 12 health conditions had been targeted…” (9/16).

U.N. News: Yemen: mortar attack on U.N. food silo ‘could affect vital aid deliveries to millions’
“Fighting in the Yemen port city of Hudaydah which has damaged a World Food Programme (WFP) storage facility, threatens to hamper efforts to feed millions of people in the war-torn country, it said on Friday. Briefing journalists in Geneva, WFP spokesperson Herve Verhoosel, said that on-going clashes taking place near the Red Sea Mill Silos, which is ‘a critical facility for WFP operations,’ could impact the agency’s ability ‘to feed up to 3.5 million very hungry people in northern and central Yemen for one month’…” (9/14).