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Apr 8, 2015 6:12 AM

Boat carrying medical aid arrives in Yemen's port of Aden

The Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen (AP) International humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders says the first boat carrying medical aid to Yemen since a Saudi-led bombing campaign against rebels began last month has arrived in the southern port city of Aden.

Its head of mission in Yemen, Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, says the ship carried some 2.5 tons of supplies from Djibouti for its hospital in Aden.

She says the group is concerned about how it will transport the supplies and wounded people given the chaos in Aden's streets, where the Houthi rebels are battling forces loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

She says street fighting intensified overnight around the hospital and is continuing. Roads have been blocked off and water, electricity and fuel shortages are rampant.


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