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Egypt condemns attack on Emirates Red Crescent workers in Yemen

Egypt values the ERC's humanitarian efforts in Yemen, which contribute to alleviating the suffering of the Yemeni people, the foreign ministry stated

Lamis ElSharqawy, Wednesday 18 Nov 2020
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo (Reuters)
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Egypt condemned the “cowardly attack” that targeted the medical staff working in the mobile health clinics of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) in the Yemeni city of Taiz, stressing its rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism.

Targeting humanitarian workers is a clear violation of international norms, treaties and covenants that provide protection for relief and rescue workers and medical personnel and hinders the sustainability of relief operations and humanitarian aid reaching the affected areas in Yemen, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Egypt values the ERC's humanitarian efforts in Yemen, which contribute to alleviating the suffering of the Yemeni people, the statement continued.

While the ERC condemned the terrorist act that targeted its humanitarian workers in Taiz, it said it will continue its humanitarian efforts in Yemen despite the risks, reported the United Arab Emirates' state-run WAM news agency.  

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