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Russia: Yemen evacuation op continues, fourth plane arrives in Moscow00:57

Russia: Yemen evacuation op continues, fourth plane arrives in Moscow

Russian Federation, Chkalavsky Airport
April 5, 2015 at 11:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

The fourth Russian plane, carrying 160 people including 23 children who have been evacuated from war-torn Yemen following Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on Houthi positions throughout the country, landed at Chkalavsky Airport near Moscow, Sunday. After an eight hour flight, which stopped briefly in Cairo, all 160 passengers passed medical controls and were escorted to a hotel by special buses.

As well as Russian citizens the plane also carried people from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Yemen, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba and Iraq. In total, the four Russian flights have evacuated around 600 people from Yemen, most of them women and children.

Reports suggest that around 1,000 more are still waiting to leave Yemen which has been hit by a Saudi-led bombing campaign to fight local Ansarullah or Houthi rebels and reinstate the currently ousted President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

On Saturday, officials from Russia and the International Committee of the Red Cross are said to have made an appeal to the Saudi government, requesting a break from airstrikes in order for evacuations and aid deliveries to take place without the risk of more casualties. The appeal comes after UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said that at least 519 people have been killed in the conflict thus far, Thursday.

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The fourth Russian plane, carrying 160 people including 23 children who have been evacuated from war-torn Yemen following Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on Houthi positions throughout the country, landed at Chkalavsky Airport near Moscow, Sunday. After an eight hour flight, which stopped briefly in Cairo, all 160 passengers passed medical controls and were escorted to a hotel by special buses.

As well as Russian citizens the plane also carried people from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Yemen, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba and Iraq. In total, the four Russian flights have evacuated around 600 people from Yemen, most of them women and children.

Reports suggest that around 1,000 more are still waiting to leave Yemen which has been hit by a Saudi-led bombing campaign to fight local Ansarullah or Houthi rebels and reinstate the currently ousted President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

On Saturday, officials from Russia and the International Committee of the Red Cross are said to have made an appeal to the Saudi government, requesting a break from airstrikes in order for evacuations and aid deliveries to take place without the risk of more casualties. The appeal comes after UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said that at least 519 people have been killed in the conflict thus far, Thursday.

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