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Group says siege drives 500 Yemen children into malnutrition

Sun Online Desk     22nd November, 2017 02:53:52 printer

Group says siege drives 500 Yemen children into malnutrition

 

 

A New-York based relief group has urged an end to the continuing blockade that serves as a "collective punishment" of Yemenis and risks driving 500 children into malnutrition every week.

 

The International Rescue Committee on Wednesday said the closure of Yemeni ports by the Saudi-led coalition as part of its fight against Houthi rebels creates "humanitarian misery for millions of Yemenis."

 

The coalition announced that it's lifting the blockade after initially tightening it following a Houthi missile attack.

 

"Sanctions and inspections should not be used as weapons of war," the group said in a statement.

 

The IRC condemned the international community, saying its silence "is a disgrace and is enabling what could be collective punishment."

 

Each week, the group said, 500 children join hundreds of thousands suffering from malnutrition.

 

Source: AP

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