Red Cross: Yemen faces catastrophe without vital supplies

Yemen faces a humanitarian catastrophe unless the Saudi-led coalition allows it to import and distribute vital food, fuel and medicines, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday. “Humanitarian agencies can do things, but it will be the tip of the iceberg,” said Cedric Schweizer, outgoing head of the ICRC’s delegation in Yemen. “Most things are political decisions – access to fuel, ensuring that the importation of normal medicines for chronic diseases can be allowed, and food because 90 percent of food is imported in Yemen.”



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