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UNICEF: Vaccines Cargo to Blockaded Yemen Can’t be One-off





The U.N. child agency said Sunday that it has flown 1.9 million doses of vaccines to war-torn Yemen, its first aid delivery since a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels tightened a sea and air blockade earlier this month.

Regional UNICEF director Geert Cappelaere described Saturday’s shipment as a “very small step” at a time of immense need and warned that it must not be a one-off.

The coalition had promised to reopen Yemen’s main airport in the capital of Sana’a and the Red Sea port of Hodeida to humanitarian traffic by late last week.

However, two UNICEF vessels carrying food, water purification read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com

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