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UN calls for safe humanitarian corridors in northern Yemen as conflict escalates

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3546 (Published 02 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3546
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

    Senior United Nations officials have called for humanitarian corridors to be opened in northern Yemen as hostilities between government forces and the rebel Al-Houthi Shi’ite groups escalate. Relief aid is badly needed for thousands of civilians who have been displaced or are still trapped in the fire zone, they say.

    A situation report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Relief has described the health situation in the Sa’ada governate, in the north west of the country, as “alarming.”

    World Health Organization officials say that outbreaks of diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, and measles …

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