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A Saudi man walks next to a truck loaded with aid offered by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center to be sent to the Yemeni people, in Riyadh on April 17, 2016. (Reuters)

Riyadh – The leadership of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen confirmed its keenness on the humanitarian aid carried out by UN organizations in Yemen, in accordance with the principles specified by international law.

In a statement issued on Monday, the leadership warned that the Houthi militants have intentionally hindered the arrival of relief supplies to the country.

“We are working to facilitate the work of all humanitarian and relief organizations to ensure that aid reaches the Yemeni people. We are taking quick and effective measures in this regard, including prompt action on humanitarian organizations’ requests in accordance with international laws,” the leadership said.

It underlined “the dangers of the practices carried out by the Houthi militias and the forces of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who are intentionally disabling the access to relief supplies to areas under their control, stealing some of them and targeting the ports through which they arrive through.”

It called on the international community to put pressure on the insurgents to achieve security and stability in the region through following international regulations, especially UN Security Council Resolution 2216.

The Coalition stressed its keenness to support and help Yemeni people through the “Restoring Hope” operation. It depends on the relief and humanitarian programs carried out by the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid in Yemen in the areas where there are Yemeni refugees.

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center had launched in Yemen’s Aden on Monday a project to distribute shelter aid to the west coast and Hadramout. The two-month project, which will distribute tents, blankets and rugs, will benefit 3,000 families in different areas in Yemen.

The Director of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid in Aden said that this project aims to alleviate the suffering of displaced Yemenis.