China's humanitarian aid supplies arrive in Yemen's Aden

Huang Panyue

ADEN, Yemen, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Officials of Yemen's internationally-backed government received on Friday in the southern port city of Aden another batch of emergency aid supplies provided by the Chinese government.

In July, high-ranking officials of Yemen's Public Health and Population Ministry received the first batch of the emergency humanitarian aid supplies from China at Aden's seaport.

The Chinese government has announced a grant of 150 million yuan (22.5 million U.S. dollars) as relief assistance to Yemen, in addition to 5 million yuan (750,000 U.S. dollars) for the UN World Food Programme and 2 million yuan (300,000 U.S. dollars) for the World Health Organization, in an effort to contain a cholera outbreak sweeping across the war-torn country.

The Chinese government has pledged to continue its full support for the Yemeni people and remain in coordination with the Yemeni government and the United Nations in delivering humanitarian assistance to the needy in Yemen.

The conflict in Yemen has continued for more than two years and caused a catastrophic humanitarian crisis in the country, which has left more than 10,000 people killed, including 1,500 children, over 35,000 injured, and about 3 million displaced.

It is now the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, where two thirds of the population, or nearly 19 million, need assistance and more than 7 million are suffering from hunger.

According to the World Health Organization, there have been 704,544 cholera cases and 2,103 deaths across Yemen's 22 provinces since the outbreak began in March.

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