Red Cross buying 750,000 litres of diesel fuel, to help provide clean water for one million people in Yemen
The International Committee of the Red Cross is buying 750,000 litres of diesel fuel, to help provide clean water for one million people living in Yemen.
Nine cities ran out of clean water this month, because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition prevented imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation.
The ICRC's fuel purchase will allow the water systems in two cities, Hudaydah and Taiz, to operate for a month.
The organisation described the move as "exceptional & unsustainable".
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