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Oman receives 2,695 Yemen refugees in two weeks

Omanis launch blood donation campaigns to treat Yemenis as banks face shortage

Gulf News

Muscat: Oman received 2,695 refugees from 48 nationalities via the land borders during in the past two weeks. States whose citizens were trapped in Yemen requested that Oman allow them to cross the border.

Meanwhile, injured Yemeni nationals affected by the war in Yemen have been treated in different Omani hospitals. Many of those have sustained medium to severe injuries, according to sources.

Omanis have launched blood donation campaigns following a shortage of blood in a number of blood banks in Muscat.

Oman is the only member of the Gulf Cooperation council not to have taken part in the Saudi-led Operation Storm of Resolve against the Al Houthi militia in Yemen.

A government source told Gulf News that Oman is focusing to provide only humanitarian assistance.

“We expecting more injured Yemenis to be treated in Omani hospitals”, said the official.

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