Red Cross: Yemen situation deteriorates quickly

The humanitarian situation in Yemen is deteriorating fast by the set border blockades.

By these blockages there will be scarcely more fuel in the country. In many parts of Yemen, the water purification by the lack of diesel that the generators should power not. Such a million people do not have access to clean water and threatens another cholera epidemic, warns the Red Cross.

Hospitals are also depending on generators for their power. which medical care is compromised.

Saudi Arabia closed 6 november all border crossings with neighbouring Yemen. Saudi Arabia leads a coalition that fights against the Houthi family rebels in Yemen. The closing has according to Riyad meant supplying arms to the rebel Houthi family from Iran.

A Dutch delegation of the Red Cross is in Yemen to investigate situation.