> A small sign of relief for those caught up in Yemen civil war. On Saturday, an aircraft carrying 1.9 million doses of vaccines was delivered to Sana'a airports. The vaccines which were expected to reach 600,000 children, aim at immunizing them against diseases. Including diphtheria, tuberculosis and meningitis.
But UNICEF says, many supplies are yet to reach the children and they aren't enough to go around.>> It was a very tiny step, it may sound huge 1.9 million doses of vaccine but there are many more million of vaccines he needed.>> Tension has been fierce since the Saudi-led coalition intervened in the war between forces loyal to President Hadi and the Houthis in 2015.
Since then ground fighting and airstrikes have killed over 8,000 people according to UN figures. Saudi Arabia says the Hufi rebels are backed by Iran, its regional rival, something Iran denies. Saudi Arabia blocked all sea and land routes into the country after the rebels fired a missile aimed at Riyadh's.
Under international pressure, the blockade was lifted allowing vital aid into a country on the brink of starvation. More than 20 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian aid.