Red Cross “Extremely Alarmed” by U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrikes in Yemen

HeadlineAug 09, 2017
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The International Red Cross has issued a rare statement saying it is “extremely alarmed” by the recent wave of airstrikes in Yemen, which have killed dozens of civilians and hit homes and public spaces such as markets. The airstrikes are being carried out by the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition. This comes as the U.N. is calling on the Saudis to end its year-long blockade of Yemen’s main airport, demanding commercial flights be allowed to bring in aid and allow sick patients out. The blockade and bombing of Yemen’s hospitals and critical infrastructure has sparked the world’s worst cholera epidemic.

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