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Yemen – Conflict (ECHO, UN, INGOs, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 1 March 2016)

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  • On 29 February, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center announced that it carried out three rounds of food airdrops to Taiz over the last three days, as well as that the center signed a program of USD 10 million with the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) supporting health mobile emergency teams and rehabilitation of five health centers.

  • Considering the increasing number of violations of international humanitarian law in the country, Amnesty International on 29 February called for an immediate and comprehensive embargo on arms transfers to any of the warring parties in Yemen.

  • A suicide bomber killed four soldiers on 29 February at a military checkpoint in Sheikh Othman district (northeast of Aden) where security forces and pro-government militiamen had gathered. Several soldiers were wounded in the attack. No group has claimed responsibility.

  • On 29 February, one MSF ambulance has been hijacked by unidentified armed men in Lahj province.