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Kaag receives petition against suffering in Yemen

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THE HAGUE – A petition of the Dutch Red Cross to provide assistance to the population of Yemen is almost 48.000 people signed. The situation in the country in the Middle East is becoming more acute and there is famine. The signatures are Tuesday afternoon handed over to minister Sigrid Kaag of development Cooperation.

“Three-quarters of Yemenis are suffering and urgently need help. The biggest problem is that humanitarian aid, these people can’t reach,” said a Red Cross spokeswoman.

“Three-quarters of Yemenis are suffering and urgently need help. The biggest problem is that humanitarian aid, these people can’t reach,” said a Red Cross spokeswoman.

It is the first time that the Dutch branch of the aid organization through a petition to the attention of the political is asking for a problem in the world. “In the first instance fell the number of signatures us a little bit. Therefore, we did the call a month ago again”, said the spokeswoman. The Red Cross was hoping, according to its 30.000 signatures to pick up.

The organization calls the politics to stay put for improvement of the living conditions and against weapon sales to the warring parties.

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