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The chief of the international Red Cross has made a rare visit to the front lines in Yemen, taking a dirt road Monday to reach the besieged western of Taiz, devastated by more than two years of fighting.The visit by Peter Maurer, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross, is meant to provide the ICRC with a firsthand look at Yemen's raging cholera epidemic and the humanitarian disaster amid the civil war. The $2.1 billion humanitarian appeal for Yemen is only 33 percent funded, and the response to the cholera epidemic requires an additional $250 million, of which just $47 million has been received, according to the U.N.
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