The Red Cross has said it is facing severe problems trying to help victims of the recent violence in Yemen. “We have a cargo plane with medical supplies which is ready to go,” Sitara Jabeen, a spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross, told AFP on Monday. “We have the permission for this plane but we have logistical problems for the landing. There are less and less planes landing in Yemen. We are trying to solve the logistic problems,” she added. The Red Cross received approval on Sunday for the aid flight from the Saudi-led military coalition that controls Yemen’s ports and air space. The coalition has conducted 12 days of air strikes against Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels. The Red Cross is also trying to deploy a team of surgeons to the Yemeni port city of Aden, but that “authorisations from all the parties involved” are necessary before this could happen, Jabeen said. Explosions shook the suburbs of the Aden on Monday as residents reported a foreign warship shelling Houthi positions on the outskirts of the city. Street fighting and heavy shelling has for several days torn through the city, the last bastion of support for the Saudi-backed… Read full this story
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