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Statement From USAID Administrator Mark Green on the Arrival of Mobile Cranes to Yemen

by Christin VanZant last modified Feb 19, 2018 08:14 PM
The United States welcomes the arrival of four mobile cranes at Yemen's Hudaydah port. Upon installation, these cranes, purchased by the World Food Programme with U.S. Government funding, will offload essential supplies for the people of Yemen. We expect that the additional capacity of these cranes will cut the typical unloading time for ships in Hudaydah from one week down to three to four days -- which means food, medicine, and other necessities will reach people in need more quickly.

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The arrival of the cranes is a positive step toward addressing a dire humanitarian situation. More than 22 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, and the country is simultaneously facing the world's largest food-security emergency and worst cholera outbreak.



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