UN calls for an end to Yemen blockade

Aid has started to trickle into Yemen almost two weeks after the Saudi-led coalition closed land, air and sea borders.

by

    Aid has started to trickle into Yemen almost two weeks after the Saudi-led coalition closed land, air and sea borders.

    Vital supplies are being allowed into ports in government-controlled areas. While the blockade was designed to choke the alleged flow of weapons to Houthi rebels from Iran, it has made life difficult for millions of Yemenis as it cut off basic needs and assistance.

    But the United Nations says only a complete lifting of the blockade will stop what could be the worst famine in decades.

    Although "liberal ports" have been opened, there is still no flow of aid to the airport in the capital Sanaa and the port of Hodeidah through which a bulk of all aid was delivered.

    Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.