Aid for siege res­i­dents

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Emi­rates Red Cres­cent has dis­trib­uted 2,000 re­lief and food parcels in the Al Shamay­tayn district of Taiz gov­er­norate in Ye­men. Al Shamay­tayn is lo­cated south of Taiz, and is as one of the largest di­rec­torates of Ye­men, with a pop­u­la­tion of about 206,239 peo­ple. By the end of 2015, the num­ber of fam­i­lies dis­placed to the direc­torate reached about 48,442 out of a to­tal of 324,602 in­hab­i­tants, and the num­ber of dis­placed peo­ple con­tin­ues to rise due to the block­ade of Taiz. Na­tional news agency WAM re­ported that the Houthi mili­tia in Ye­men have re­fused to lift the siege im­posed on the city of Taiz, de­spite prom­ises to open the western pas­sage­way lead­ing to the prov­ince of Hodei­dah.

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