News in Brief 06 April 2015 (AM)

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Yemen continues to face insecurity and unrest. Photo: OCHA/Eman Al-Awami

UN health agency reports medical shortages in Yemen

Shortages in medicines and medical supplies in Yemen are expected to become more acute according to the UN health agency, WHO.

Health facilities in conflict-affected areas are reporting critical shortages in trauma and surgical medicines.

Supplies are expected to decrease further while the country's airports and seaports remain closed.

Yemen continues to face insecurity and unrest as rebels battle the government forces.

Food convoy arrives in South Sudan

A convoy of trucks carrying around 2,700 tonnes of food aid has arrived in Upper Nile state in South Sudan.

The humanitarian aid was delivered from across the border in Sudan.

The UN humanitarian office, OCHA said an additional 1,500 tonnes was expected to arrive shortly.

OCHA estimates that 2.5 million people do not have enough to eat in South Sudan.

The country has been in crisis for over a year as intercommunal violence continues.

International community meets on disarmament

The International community is meeting at the United Nations in New York this week to discuss disarmament issues.

The UN Disarmament Commission focuses on nuclear as well as conventional arms reduction.

The Commission meets on an annual basis.

Cathrine Hasselberg, United Nations.

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