Saudi-led coalition forces prevent access of relief convoy into Durihamy district in Hodeidah
The Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, on Monday prevented the entry of a food aid convoy to the residents of Durihamy district if the western province of Hodeidah, which has been under blockade for more than 300 days.
A security source in Hodeidah explained that the coalition forces prevented the access of the relief convoy, which comes under UN auspices, into the besieged city of Durihamy in conjunction with an intensive flight of warplanes over the area, blaming the Saudi-led coalition for humanitarian disaster in the district.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.