Red Cross plane flies more aid into Sanaa

FPJ BureauUpdated: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 02:38 AM IST
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Sanaa :  A Red Cross plane loaded with medical aid landed in Sanaa today, the second successive day of such deliveries to the capital of conflict-hit Yemen, a spokeswoman said.

The aircraft was carrying supplies the International Committee of the Red Cross says are urgently needed to treat the wounded after intense fighting between Shiite rebels and loyalists of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. “The new cargo is 35.6 tonnes, of which 32 tonnes is medical aid and the rest water purifying equipment, electric power generators and tents,” said ICRC spokeswoman Marie Claire Feghali.

The ICRC and UN each sent planes to Sanaa carrying 16 tonnes of medicine and equipment, the first aid supplies to reach the capital.

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