Russia and Red Cross appeal for 'humanitarian pause' in Yemen




 
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April 5th, 2015  
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Topic: Russia and Red Cross appeal for 'humanitarian pause' in Yemen


By Michelle Nichols and Mohammad Mukashaf UNITED NATIONS/ADEN (Reuters) - Russia and the Red Cross appealed on Saturday for a military pause in Yemen to allow urgent humanitarian aid deliveries and evacuation of civilians after 10 days of Saudi-led air strikes and fighting in which hundreds of people have died. Russia distributed a draft resolution at the United Nations pressing for suspensions of the air strikes to allow evacuation of foreign civilians and diplomats, and demanding rapid and unhindered humanitarian access.




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