News ID: 171308
Published: 0753 GMT October 31, 2016

Iran’s humanitarian aid ship arrives in Yemen

Iran’s humanitarian aid ship arrives in Yemen

Head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRSC) said an Iranian cargo ship carrying humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen has arrived in the impoverished Arab country.


Iran’s relief aid has been delivered to Yemen’s Red Crescent Society indirectly, Seyyed Amir Mohsen Ziaee said, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Iran’s Nejat (Rescue) Ship carried the aid cargo to the impoverished Arab country, he added.

Ziaee further said one of the Islamic Republic’s rescue flights was recently allowed to collect Yemenis injured by Saudi airstrikes and give them medical treatments.

He stressed the IRSC’s readiness to offer more support to the Muslim country by sending medicine, medical equipment and trained manpower to the war-hit country.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been launching airstrikes against the Houthi movement in an attempt to restore power to the former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

According to UN estimates, over 10,000 Yemenis, including 4,000 women and children, have lost their lives in the military campaign.

On October 8 alone, Saudi-led warplanes killed over 140 people and injured more than 600 others in an airstrike on a crowded funeral ceremony in the capital, Sana’a.



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