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Yemen: EMERCOM plane blocked from leaving Sanaa after 23-ton humanitarian drop-off02:36

Yemen: EMERCOM plane blocked from leaving Sanaa after 23-ton humanitarian drop-off

Yemen, Sanaa
November 5, 2015 at 14:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

A Russian Ilyushin-78 multi-purpose airplane bringing 23 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Yemen via Sanaa's international airport, was blocked from leaving, Thursday. Saudi Arabian authorities have been blamed for the blocking the plane from leaving the country, but have denied the claims. The flight will reportedly depart tomorrow.

According to a study compiled in October by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) more than 21.1 million people are in need of humanitarian aid and assistance and around 15.2 million require basic medical attention. Some 1.5 million people have been displaced internally as a result of the conflict, while at least 250,000 have fled Yemen in order to avoid it. Estimates also indicate that 6.1 million people are without sufficient food. In total, over 5,000 people have lost their lives during the violence, with upwards of 26,000 sustaining war-related injuries.

Yemen: EMERCOM plane blocked from leaving Sanaa after 23-ton humanitarian drop-off02:36
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A Russian Ilyushin-78 multi-purpose airplane bringing 23 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Yemen via Sanaa's international airport, was blocked from leaving, Thursday. Saudi Arabian authorities have been blamed for the blocking the plane from leaving the country, but have denied the claims. The flight will reportedly depart tomorrow.

According to a study compiled in October by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) more than 21.1 million people are in need of humanitarian aid and assistance and around 15.2 million require basic medical attention. Some 1.5 million people have been displaced internally as a result of the conflict, while at least 250,000 have fled Yemen in order to avoid it. Estimates also indicate that 6.1 million people are without sufficient food. In total, over 5,000 people have lost their lives during the violence, with upwards of 26,000 sustaining war-related injuries.