Not Even Emergency Aid Could Make It Into Yemen’s Besieged Durihmi City




Local Authority in Hodeidah: The convoy, which was prepared and delivered to the United Nations Office in the province is still waiting to be received by the detainees in the city of Al-Durihmi.

The local authority in Hodeidah condemns the continued siege of the city of Durihmi by the Saudi-led coalition and its mercenaries as well as the denial of access to food and medicine in the absence of the role of the United Nations, which should be the first initiator in alleviating the suffering of citizens living in that region.

The local authority in Hodeidah province calls for a real and rapid role of the United Nations in such difficult circumstances imposed by the Saudi-led coalition on the population of the city of Durihmi and other districts of the province under siege and aggression.

The local authority in the province of Hodeidah confirms its readiness to coordinate in the areas of the Yemeni Army and the popular committees while the United Nations should coordinate with the Saudi-led coalition to open the roads in order to reach the besieged city and hand over aid.

The local authority in Hodeidah province also expressed that the people of the province of Hodeidah, despite the difficult conditions they are going through, prepared a convoy of food to aid their brethren in the city of Durihmi containing food, flour, rice, sugar, cheese, cans, water and livestock, sensing the suffering of the children of Durihmi trapped for more than 7 months.

Member of the Supreme Political Council: the besieged alleviate the pain of the stranded in Durihmi city by providing a food convoy.

In the same context, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, leader of the revolutionary committee, said that the convoy headed to the United Nations building to request security for the convoy and participate in the distribution.

“We hope that the United Nations will respond to this step that is not costly and is at the core of its responsibility,” he added.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) issued a report warning of the decline in human development in Yemen by about 20 years as a result of the war, while the report predicted three possible scenarios for the end of the conflict in Yemen, during the years of 2019 or 2022 or 2030, UN Secretary-General Stephen Dugrick said Tuesday.

The report suggests that if the conflict ends in 2019, the total economic losses will reach 88.8 billion dollars. If the war ends in 2022, the decline in development gains will be about 26 years. If the conflict continues until 2030, 71% of the Yemeni population will live in extreme poverty, while 84% of them will suffer malnutrition and total economic losses will be about $657 billion.