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Aid trickles into war-ravaged Yemen

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 01:09

A ship full of food and medicine has arrived in southen Yemen to help victims of the civil war, but as the fighting worsens so do the shortages. Diane Hodges reports.

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Waiting for relief. That's now the daily routine for residents of Yemen where two months of civil war have left food, medicine, water and fuel in short supply. While limited aid is getting through, it's barely enough. On Sunday, a ship from the United Arab Emirates brought in 850 tons of food and medicine. But locals here in the port city of Aden, are struggling...and since fighting began in March between forces loyal to Yemen's leader in exile President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi (AH-bd RAH-bo mahn-SOOR HAD-ee), and Iranian-backed Houthi (HOO-thee) rebels, daily life has become steadily harder. The conflict has spread from the capital city of Sanaa (sa-NAA) to the southern town of Taiz.... Sending frightened refugees fleeing to safer areas. And as the ground combat worsens, the shortages are likely to become even worse.

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Aid trickles into war-ravaged Yemen

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 01:09