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CARE International: Airport Closure Amounts to Death Sentence for Thousands of Sick Yemenis

Aug 05, 2019 - Targeted News Service

CARE International issued the following news release:

Three years of restrictions imposed on Yemen's airspace by the Saudi-led coalition is preventing thousands of sick Yemeni civilians from seeking urgent medical treatment outside the country, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and CARE said today.

Sana'a airport has been closed to commercial flights since August 9, 2016. In the three years since, as many as 32,000 people may have died prematurely because they were unable to travel...