Statement by The Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen

Wednesday 1438/7/8 - 2017/04/05
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Riyadh, Rajab 8, 1438, Apr 5, 2017, SPA --
The Coalition is deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in Yemen. We are doing everything in our power to ensure that the Yemeni population receive the food and medicines they need. Hodeidah port is an important entry-point for humanitarian supplies. But it is currently in the hands of the Houthi rebels, who use it to smuggle arms and people. Houthi rebels also finance their ongoing violent campaign to overthrow the legitimate government by seizing humanitarian supplies and selling them for exorbitant sums. We have called on the United Nations to exercise oversight of Hodeidah port to ensure the free flow of humanitarian shipments. Other ports including Aden, Mukalla and other airports are open as routes for humanitarian supplies.