UN calls for 'humanitarian pause' in Yemen violence

April 10, 2015 11:16 AM

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GENEVA: The United Nations called Friday for an immediate "humanitarian pause" of at least a few hours each day in Yemen to allow desperately needed aid to enter the conflict-ravaged country.

The Red Cross and U.N.'s children agency finally managed Friday to get two planeloads of medical aid into the country - the first to reach Sanaa since Saudi-led airstrikes against Shiite rebels began last month.

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