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Yemen: Escalating Conflict Flash Update 22 | 30 April 2015

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Take over of civilian facilities in Aden must stop. Parties to conflict must stop causing suffering of civilians and avoid the destruction of civilian infrastructure.

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Widespread violence has continued in Aden City. Houses were reportedly set on fire in Khormaksar District on 29 April, while casualties and corpses lying in the street remained uncollected on 30 April. Gaps in health services continued to grow with delivery of services coming to a stand still at the main hospital, Al Jumhouria, following occupation by militants. The the second facility (22 May Hospital) is unable to absorb the additional caseload. Meanwhile 1,200 patients are at risk if the dialysis centre, which is facing severe shortage of fuel in Al Hudaydah, closes.

In Aden, the local water and sanitation company has reported that it is unable to operate due to heavy shelling in Al Barzakh and Al Karae area, where tanks supplying water to seven of Aden’s eight districts are located.

An airstrike has damaged the main road connecting Sana'a Governorate with Ibb in Somarah area. There are no alternative routes connecting the two cities in this area. In Hajjah Governorate, a group of armed men stopped the distribution of hygiene kits to IDPs in Mustaba District in Hajjah by local a NGO on 28 April. The men reportedly seized the kits and reportedly abducted an aid worker of a national humanitarian organisation.

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