Without Reopening Of Ports, Yemen Set To Run Out Of Fuel, Vaccines In 1 Month, UNICEF Says

The Guardian: ‘Only God can save us’: Yemeni children starve as aid is held at border
“…Seven million people are on the brink of famine in war-torn Yemen, which was already in the grip of the world’s worst cholera outbreak when coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia tightened its blockade on the country last week, stemming vital aid flows. … Less than 45 percent of the country’s medical facilities are still operating — most have closed due to fighting or a lack of funds, or have been bombed by coalition airstrikes…” (Craig, 10/12).

Reuters: Yemen set to run out of fuel and vaccine in a month: UNICEF
“Yemen’s stocks of fuel and vaccines will run out in a month unless a Saudi-led military coalition allows aid into the blockaded port of Hodeidah and Sanaa airport, UNICEF’s representative in the country said on Friday…” (Miles, 11/10).

Reuters: Saudi-led coalition opens Yemen border crossing; aid agencies warn of famine
“The Saudi-led military coalition fighting against Yemen’s Houthi movement reopened a land border crossing, partly easing a blockade imposed earlier this week, but aid agencies warned of famine and a health catastrophe if other ports stay shut…” (Mokhashaf/Miles, 11/10).

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