Saudi-led strikes prevent UN aid from reaching Yemenis: Report

Saudi-led strikes prevent UN aid from reaching Yemenis: Report

Saudi-led airstrikes against Yemen are preventing delivery of UN-provided relief supplies to the lifeline airport that lies in the impoverished country’s capital Sana’a, a report says.

“The airport is no longer able to receive aircraft operated by the United Nations or international humanitarian organizations,” an airport official told AFP on Tuesday, calling on the United Nations to secure a halt to the raids.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) confirmed the news, saying, “Aid delivery to the airport is now at a standstill.”

The Saudi regime and a coalition of its allies launched the war in March 2015 to restore power in Yemen to the country’s former Riyadh-allied officials.

The airport was already almost cut off from the rest of the world due to a blockade that the coalition has been enforcing against Yemen since it began the war.

Last month, a UN Development Programme report said the war would have…

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