Jan 28, 2018, 2:24 PM
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IFRC president warns over escalation of humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Rome, Jan 28, IRNA – President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Francesco Rocca has warned against escalation of humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

The prevalence of contagious diseases and food shortage have put many Yemenis, especially children, at risk of death, Rocca said Saturday night in Red Crescent national conference held in Rome.

The humanitarian condition in Yemen is very critical. The continued blockade of Yemen has brought about famine and hunger for millions of people in the country. Millions of Yemenis are now infected with cholera, he said.

Some diseases such as diphtheria that were supposed to have been eradicated, have spread through the country, he added.

The United States and the UK have sold billions of dollars of weaponry including banned cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia to kill the oppressed and innocent people of Yemen.

The global community rights bodies especially the Human Rights Watch has remained tight-lipped vis-a-vis these crimes while Saudi Arabia is ironically a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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