Saudi Blockade of Yemen Killing as Many Civilians as War: Humanitarian Chief

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Saudi War on YemenAn international medical organization has voiced concern about the humanitarian situation in Yemen, saying the Saudi blockade of the impoverished state is killing as many civilians as the country’s Saudi-led war is doing.

Joanne Liu, the president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, made the remarks in a telephone interview with AFP from Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a on Thursday.

Liu said the Saudi-imposed restrictions on the delivery of aid to Yemen is “killing as (many people as) the current conflict,” stressing the need for “ways to get supplies to come in, in a safe way, and people can get their medicine and not die” of easily treatable diseases.

Last week, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) also expressed concerns over the plight of civilians in Yemen as Saudi Arabia continues it deadly air raids against the war-wracked country.

On March 26, Saudi…

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