The WHO, a U.N. agency, has delivered antibiotics and vials of diphtheria antitoxin to affected areas. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman
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Arab-led airstrikes have killed dozens of rebels and civilians in the past 24 hours in Yemen's province of Hudaida, medical sources said Thursday.The strikes killed 36 rebels and 12 civilians, sources at four hospitals in the provincial capital said.Last week, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said coalition air strikes on Dec. 26 killed 68 civilians in Hudaida and the neighboring province of Taiz.More than 8,750 people have been killed since the coalition intervened, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).Meanwhile, the WHO said that at least 471 people in Yemen are believed to have been infected with diphtheria, killing one in 10 of them since the outbreak began around mid-August.
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