UNICEF reiterated its demand that all parties to the conflict live up to their commitment to protect civilians, civilian infrastructure, and humanitarian workers, and allow regular commercial imports of fuel and food to enter the country in order to prevent further deaths.
Last week, Oxfam International, also conducting relief operations in the country, made it clear that five days was simply not enough time for aid agencies to deliver the kind of relief necessary. “Life in Yemen is intolerable at the moment,” said Grace Ommer, country director for Oxfam in Yemen. “If the violence doesn’t get you, you still face a struggle to survive. Over 300,000 people have fled their homes – including many of our staff who are assisting their fellow displaced Yemenis.”
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What Yemen urgently needs, Ommer continued, “is a permanent ceasefire, one that lets food, fuel, and medical supplies in sufficient quantities to meet the growing needs of the people.”
Speaking with the New York Times on Sunday, André Heller Pérache, of Doctors Without Borders in Yemen, said the brief ceasefire did little to alleviate the devastating shortage of fuel and other much-needed supplies in the country. “Hospitals are still scrambling to find fuel for generators,” he said, and without fuel for cars, people are struggling to reach hospitals. “The capital city is dark at night.”
Reporting by the Wall Street Journal indicates that with renewed bombing by Saudi Arabia and their allies into Monday morning, the fighting on the ground is likely to intensify. According to WSJ:
Offering a brief backgrounder on the situation in Yemen, CNN reports:
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