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Brief Ceasefire in Yemen to Allow Emergency Aid

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A boy in a camp for displaced people near the town of Abs on Yemen’s western coastal plain. The country has the highest child mortality rate in the Middle East and millions are going hungryAP:Associated Press
Written by NY Staff

A fragile ceasefire came into force in Yemen last night to allow the urgent delivery of aid to a country described by the United Nations as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

Eighty per cent of Yemenis — some 21 million people — need urgent food, shelter or medical aid as the Gulf’s poorest state has been ripped apart an increasingly complex proxy war.

Fourteen million are hungry and the number of young children dying has spiralled, with Yemen now having the highest child mortality rate in the Middle East. Aid agencies have labelled the war the “forgotten conflict” and “Syria…

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