‘Dozens dead by air raid in capital of Yemen’

‘Dozens dead by air raid in capital of Yemen’

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At least thirty people were killed by an air strike north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

According to Houthi insurgents was a hotel hit. News channel Al Jazeera reported dozens of dead and wounded in the district of Arhab.

A spokesman of the Saudi Arabia-led international coalition that together with the internationally recognised Yemeni government is fighting against the Houthi rebels was not accessible.

Sanaa and north Yemen are in the hands of the insurgents.

Civil war

In Yemen’s raging since 2015 a civil war. The government, backed by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition is in a bloody battle with Houthi rebels and various extremist parties. The United Nations did in 2015 is already at the stop of the bombing at the airport of Sanaa, to humanitarian assistance, bespoedingen.

In Yemen in the last three months by a cholera epidemic in 1900 people died and an estimated 400,000 people became infected, reported the world health organization (WHO) at the end of July.

No drinking water

As a result of the years of civil war have 15 million people in Yemen do not have access to sanitary facilities and drinking water. The airport at sana’a has been a year to close, leaving thousands of seriously ill patients in the country is not able to leave and humanitarian aid is hindered.

Fifteen aid agencies have the warring parties in Yemen earlier this month called for the main airport in the capital Sanaa to reopen. The Yemeni authorities estimate, according to the aid organisations that already 10,000 people have died due to diseases for which they need help trying to find abroad.

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