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Arab Coalition: We Realize Severity of Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen's Insurgent-Held Areas - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Riyadh – The Arab Coalition announced on Wednesday that it is exerting all possible efforts to ensure that food and medicine aid is reaching the Yemeni people.

It said in a statement that it is “aware of the gravity of the humanitarian situation in the regions that are held by the insurgents.”

It also shared the United Nations’ concern over the situation in the port city of Hodeidah, saying it is one of the country’s most important portals for aid delivery.

It is under Houthi control, however and, it is being used to smuggle weapons and traffic people, said the Coalition statement.

The statement accused the Houthis of seizing humanitarian aid and selling them to the Yemeni people at very high prices in order to fund their insurgent operations.

The Coalition revealed that it had repeatedly requested that the UN exercise its authority to monitor the situation in Hodeidah to ensure that aid reaches those who need it.

It also noted that other ports and airports in Yemen have been rebuilt and are currently being used to deliver aid to the Yemeni people.

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