Under the title “Yemen: the forgotten spring and help from the Italian Embassy”, Repubblica on-line has published a feature on the aid brought in from Rome by the Italian Embassy. The aid is intended “to address the needs of the people displaced as a result of on-going conflicts throughout the country”.
“A concrete gesture of help”, writes Repubblica, in a country “where a serious humanitarian crisis still persists, with 465,000 displaced persons, 216,000 refugees and precarious access to medical treatment”. For this reason, continues the article, “the Italian Embassy’s initiative is worthy of note”, with the donation arriving “at a particularly difficult time. The Yemeni government and its partners are struggling to provide sufficient help for the displaced families in the northern district of Hajjah and in all those regions in the south where fighting between government forces and militants linked to Al-Qaeda is taking place”.