Thursday , August 16 2018

Arab coalition to deliver urgent aid to Hodeidah

ABU DHABI / WAM

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, said that the Arab Coalition has prepared a large-scale and comprehensive surge plan for the rapid delivery of humanitarian aid to the Yemeni Governorate of Hodeidah, and surrounding areas.
In a statement, the minister said food and essential supplies have been stocked and prepared for immediate intervention.
Al Hashimy said, “Hodeidah port remains open to shipping. Should the Houthis attempt to further damage and destroy any port or logistics infrastructure, we have also put contingency plans in place to move aid by other methods to Hodeidah and points beyond.
“On top of the $14 billion that the coalition has already given for aid in Yemen — we continue to work with aid agencies on the ground to ensure that once the port is liberated we will quickly increase the capacity of the port and the amount of aid flowing through it.”

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