More humanitarian aid "urgently needed" in Yemen crisis: UNICEF

Updated:1 year ago IST

New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): An aircraft carrying 1.9 million doses of vaccines brought a small sigh of relief for those caught up in Yemen's civil war at Sana'a International airport. The vaccines are expected to reach 6,00,000 children with the aim to immunise kids against diseases such as tuberculosis, diphtheria and meningitis. UNICEF informed that more help is yet to reach the children. Tension gripped the area since the Saudi-led coalition intervened in the war between forces loyal to President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi and the Houthis in 2015. Over 8,000 people have been killed in ground fighting and air strikes. More than 20 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian aid.

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