YEMEN ICRC: ‘ URGENT NEEDED SUPPLIES ARRIVE IN SANAA ‘

#AceNewsReport – Press Release: YEMEN: Sana’a / Geneva (ICRC) – Urgently needed medical supplies were brought into Yemen by plane today by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). They will be distributed to hospitals countrywide to treat the wounded following days of intense fighting.

' Red Cross Delivers Medical Supplies to Sanaa '

‘ Red Cross Delivers Medical Supplies to Sanaa ‘

The plane, carrying 16.4 tonnes of medicines, bandages, IV fluids and surgical equipment (enough to treat between 700 and 1,000 badly wounded people), landed in the capital Sana’a as reports emerged of medical facilities and staff coming under attack.

“These supplies will mean the difference between life and death for those wounded in this conflict,” said Cedric Schweizer, who leads the ICRC team in Yemen. “But we’re hearing disturbing reports. Health-care facilities have been damaged as a result of collateral damage. Ambulances are being stolen in Aden and health-care workers targeted, which is unacceptable. All those who are wounded and sick are entitled to treatment, and medical personnel must be allowed to work without fear of becoming a target themselves.”

The plane landed two days after a five-member ICRC surgical team reached the southern port city of Aden, where casualties have been heaviest. They will help the local hospitals that are struggling to cope with the influx of the wounded from street fighting, shelling, tank fire and air strikes.

A second plane, carrying more medical supplies, generators, and emergency sanitation equipment, is also expected to arrive in Sana’a in the coming days. “This is a positive development, and we thank all those who made it possible. We hope that the coalition and the other parties to the conflict in Yemen will continue to cooperate with, and support, our efforts to keep bringing in aid supplies,” added Mr Schweizer.

Hospitals and clinics treating the streams of wounded from intense air strikes and fierce ground fighting across much of Yemen are running low on life-saving medicine and equipment and conditions for ordinary Yemenis are rapidly deteriorating. Meanwhile, there are reports of people fleeing the fighting in northern Yemen. The ICRC will seek to assess the situation there as soon as feasible and provide urgent help.

Across the country, the ICRC is cooperating closely with the Yemen Red Crescent Society, whose volunteers are working tirelessly to take the wounded to hospital. Tragically, two volunteers and one staff member from the Yemen Red Crescent have been killed while evacuating wounded people and the ICRC has reiterated its demand that humanitarian workers be allowed to operate safely.

Under international humanitarian law, also known as the law of war, all those requiring medical treatment are entitled to receive it. The law also requires armed forces and fighting groups to respect medical neutrality and to grant medical personnel, equipment and vehicles safe passage. Humanitarian relief must be allowed to reach those in need. Military forces and armed groups must facilitate the delivery of relief supplies. Even people under the control of opposition groups are entitled to receive food and medicines vital for their survival.

The people of Yemen have endured years of conflict, drought and insecurity, which has eroded their resilience and left them particularly vulnerable to the human, economic and environmental impact of this latest upsurge in fighting.

From its offices in Aden and Taiz in the south, Sa’ada in the north, and its central office in Sana’a, the ICRC has been tackling the worst effects of the fighting by providing first-aid kits and other medical supplies and by supporting efforts to keep hospital power and water systems running.

For further information, please contact:
Marie Claire Feghali, ICRC Sana’a, tel: +967 71 194 4343, sat phone: +8821621116248
Sitara Jabeen, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 22 730 24 78 or +41 79 536 92 31
Frederic Joli, ICRC Paris, tel: +33 1 56 54 11 11 or +33 6 20 49 46 30

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‘ EC GIVES $4.9 MILLION OF HUMANITARIAN AID TO PEOPLE SEEKING REFUGE IN TURKEY FROM ISLAMIC STATE ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 12 – The European Commission has decided to give 3.9 million euro ($4.9 million) of humanitarian aid “to help meet the urgent needs of the thousands of people” who are seeking shelter in neighbouring Turkey to escape the Islamic State advance to the Iraqi town of Kobani, the European Commission said in a statement.

“Over 180,000 Syrians have been displaced to Turkey by the fierce fighting in Kobani.

This further adds to the impact of what is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our times.

We are directing urgently needed funds to help the humanitarian organizations on the ground deal with the massive influx of refugees,” said Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.

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UKRAINE: ‘ Third Convoy of Russian Humanitarian Aid Arrives in Donetsk ‘

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – September 20 – The third convoy of Russian humanitarian aid for eastern Ukraine has arrived in the war-torn city of Donetsk, reported Itar Tass.

© ITAR-TASS/Dmitri Rogulin

© ITAR-TASS/Dmitri Rogulin

The convoy of around 200 vehicles is carrying some 2,000 tons of cereals, canned food, generators, medicine, warm clothes, and bottled water.

Russia said it offered the Ukrainian border guards to check the vehicles on the border on several occasions, but they declined without citing any particular reason.

On September 13 and on August 22 Russia delivered humanitarian aid to the city of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine.

On both occasions Kiev refused to clear the cargoes and accused Russia of invading Ukraine.

The Russian humanitarian convoy crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border early hours of Saturday and in two and a half hours arrived in Donetsk.

There were no incidents en route.

As the trucks are unloaded, they will head back for Russia.

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UNITED STATES: ‘ Secretary John Kerry Announces $500 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Syria’

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – September 12 – US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday nearly $500 million in humanitarian aid for people and nations hit by Syria’s civil war.

More than $250 million has been earmarked to assist refugees and host communities in the neighbouring countries affected by the crisis, Reuters said.

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` Easter Arrives for Aleppo as Convoys of Humanitarian Aid Delivered in 200 Trucks to People in Need ‘

#AceFoodNews – ALEPPO – After the army units secured the international highway of Aleppo and opened Aleppo-Khanaser road where they eliminated scores of terrorists who attempted to cut off the road, more convoys of humanitarian aid were delivered to the city on Sunday.

Governor of Aleppo Mohammad Wahid Akkad told SANA that the convoys included 200 trucks loaded with food, vegetables, fruits and other humanitarian supplies.

He added that passenger vehicles have started to arrive in the province since morning.

The governor said oil stations will resume work starting off tomorrow and many areas have been resupplied with water, assuring that the problem of electricity shortages will soon be solved.

Sana. B. Mousa/ H. Said in Report.

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#Syria : `Resolution on `Humanitarian Aid' to `Syria' to be taken in compliance with UN Principles and delivered through Confrontational Borders'

#AceWorldNews says a new UN Security Council resolution on Humanitarian aid to Syria proves that humanitarian efforts in Syria will be taken in compliance with the UN principles, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said – reports itar-tass.

“We have insisted on this while working on the text,” the diplomat said.
“The resolution also demands humanitarian aid be delivered through confrontation lines and borders with adjacent countries.

This means that Syria’s sovereignty should be respected and that the government’s view should be met,” the spokesman said.

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#Homs : ” Besieged `Syrian City of Hom’s’ Evacuates Five Hundred Civilians as Aid is Delivered”

#AceWorldNews says that according to latest reports a total of `500 More Civilians have been Evacuated from Homs

Damaged buildings in the besieged area of HomsA total of `500 more people have been evacuated from the besieged Syrian city of Homs’ and aid has been delivered to those trapped inside. The city is a rebel stronghold, but has been under assault from government forces.

The two sides agreed a UN-mediated 3-day ceasefire to extract civilians from the conflict zone.

 

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“US Secretary of State John Kerry Pledges $380 Million in Aid to Syria”

#AceWorldNews says US Secretary of State Kerry pledges $380mn in aid to Syria
US Secretary of State John Kerry promised $380 million in additional humanitarian aid to Syria on Wednesday, Reuters reported. “I am… proud to announce today on President Obama’s behalf a new announcement of an additional $380 million in assistance,” Kerry told a donor conference in Kuwait.

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UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF URGES STRONGEST POSSIBLE AID RESPONSE FOR PEOPLE OF TYPHOON-RAVAGED PHILIPPINES

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#AceDisasterNews says it’s been a sometime since  Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines and I remain concerned about the health and well-being of the millions of men, women and children who are still in desperate need and are struggling to cope with the impact of one of the worst storms since records began.

A massive aid effort is under-way, led by the Government and supported by the Red Cross, local and international NGOs, and UN agencies, with the generous help of other countries. More ships, planes and trucks of aid have arrived and much more is on its way. As our teams reach new areas we can see the widespread devastation that has been caused. This is an aid effort which will need to be sustained as people seek to rebuild their lives.

The United Nations and humanitarian partners have distributed food rations in Tacloban and Guian, and delivered emergency medical and hospital supplies, tarpaulins and shelter materials as well as clean water and hygiene kits to badly affected areas.

While the situation in the three Visaya’s regions remains very challenging, I welcome the progress that is being made on clearing roads of debris and restoring water and power systems, so that aid workers and local authorities can establish a pipeline of relief supplies to the people most in need.
More fuel and transport is needed to do this at the huge scale and pace required.

There has been an outpouring of assistance from individuals, Governments and companies around the world showing solidarity with the people of the Philippines. We are in a race against time to save lives, get services up and running and lessen the suffering of the Philippines people.

Courtesy of: http://www.unocha.org/

 

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#syria crisis latest update on aid #peace

How the UK is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries – and how you can help.

The crisis in Syria is gravely concerning. Hundreds of people are being killed or wounded every day and millions have been forced to flee.

Video: See how UK aid is helping Syrians who have fled the fighting

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The UK has committed £500 million to help those affected by the conflict. This is the UK’s largest ever response to a humanitarian crisis. It will provide support including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people including those affected by the fighting in Syria and to refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.

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