International Medical Corps Staff Detained in Yemen
March 31, 2017
LOS ANGELES/LONDON–Five International Medical Corps staff members working to provide lifesaving humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen, along with two International Medical Corps-contracted drivers, were recently detained by rebels in Yemen. We are working to ensure this matter can be resolved as soon as possible.
International Medical Corps has provided humanitarian relief to the people of Yemen since 2012. Despite the ongoing conflict that has caused a steady deterioration of humanitarian conditions across the country since 2015, our relief efforts continue to provide a lifeline for families in Sana’a, Taizz, Ibb, Aden, and Lahj.
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