Doctors Without Borders: Coalition’s force prevents our flights to Sana’a
‘Doctors Without Borders’ organization said that, coalition forces had been barring flights from Djibouti to Sanaa for 12 days to deliver humanitarian aid to Yemen.
The organization confirmed in a statement that it had not received permission from the coalition to travel from Djibouti to Sana’a in the past 12 days, which “greatly hampered the Organization’s ability to provide medical and humanitarian assistance to the people in need.”
Added that, she got the first permission for her weekly trip to Aden (southern Yemen) last Wednesday, where her plane managed to make a single trip between Djibouti and Aden.
“The Aden airport is geographically remote and not enough to enable us to provide humanitarian and medical assistance in a timely manner,”said the organizaton.
As well as “The city of Aden is also geographically remote and insufficient to provide humanitarian and medical assistance in a timely manner, Aden suffers from a great lack of security”.
“The overall impact of the ongoing blockade on Yemeni ports and airports increases the pressure on the population, while the majority of Yemenis suffer from huge increases in food, water and fuel prices, as well as difficulties in accessing medical services”.