Conflict Leaves Yemenis Without Drinking Water

8 Apr 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADEN, Yemen

Fighting in Yemen between the Saudi Arabia-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, has led to a deepening humanitarian crisis in the country, including serious drinking water shortages.Water systems have been damaged in the nation’s southern cities, where fighting is heaviest. In addition, diesel fuel shortages are making it difficult to operate those water pumps that are still functional, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).The situation is particularly grave in the southern city of Aden, with a population of some 1 million people. Many residents have gone without drinking water for more than five days...

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