A boy wears a face mask while riding his bicycle in Sanaa April 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
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The International Committee of the Red Cross said Saturday three shipments of aid and medical staff it is trying to send to Yemen were still blocked, despite appeals to the Saudi-led military coalition which controls Yemeni air space and ports.The ICRC is seeking security guarantees for two planes to Sanaa, one with medical supplies for up to 1,000 wounded people and a second with 30 tonnes of medical and water sanitation supplies, as well as a boat to take a surgical team to Aden. The aid organization Tuesday accused the Saudi-led coalition, which is waging a 10-day-old campaign of airstrikes on Houthi fighters in Yemen, of preventing aid deliveries.
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