Aid groups claim year-long shutdown of Sana’a airport has blocked humanitarian deliveries and prevented the sick from seeking medical treatment abroad

Aid groups have issued a statement calling on Yemen’s warring parties to reopen the country’s main airport, saying the year-long closure has trapped thousands of sick patients and is stopping vital humanitarian supplies.

Yemen’s health ministry estimates that more than 10,000 people seeking life-saving treatment abroad have died from critical health conditions since Sana’a airport was closed, said a group of NGOs including the International Rescue Committee and the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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