IRRC No. 75

The ICRC and the Yemen conflict

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On June 2, 1967, the International Committee of the Red Cross again received from its delegates in the Yemen reports of bombing by toxic gas.A medical team, led by the head of the ICRC mission in the Yemen, went on May 15 and 16 to a village in the northern part of the country to attempt to give aid to the victims of bombing having taken place some days previously and as a result of which, according to the survivors, many inhabitants had died of asphyxiation.

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