Calls for cease-fire in war-torn Yemen mount

April 4, 2015 4:56 PM

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Calls for a humanitarian pause in the ongoing conflict in Yemen mounted Saturday, with the Red Cross and Russia requesting a cease-fire to allow aid into the war-torn nation.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said it is "alarmed" at the "dire humanitarian situation" in the country. "All air, land and sea routes must be opened without delay for at least 24 hours to enable help to reach people cut off after more than a week of intense airstrikes and fierce groun...

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