Pakistan Navy delivers medical assistance to Yemeni fishermen

Published: March 24, 2018
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

The Pakistan Navy responded to a stress call and delivered medical assistance to Yemeni fishermen on Saturday.

The Yemini fishermen’s boat, Al Barq, had 16 Yemeni fishermen on board and had requested the Pakistan Navy to provide them medical assistance.

Upon receiving the request, the medical staff en voyage of the PNS ship, reached the Yemeni boat and delivered medical help. The convoy thanked Pakistan Navy for its prompt operation.

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The war in Yemen is likely to claim the lives of more than 50,000 children by the end of the year as disease and starvation run rampant across the country, Save the Children Fund has warned.

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According to estimates by humanitarian organisations, around 130 children are dying each day as the Arab world’s poorest country struggles with famine and the ‘largest cholera outbreak’ in modern history.

Aid groups say that the war has already killed 40,000 Yemeni children suffering from severe acute malnutrition this year, and the figure will likely cross the 50,000 marks before the year ends.

 

 

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