UN Envoy to Yemen demands unimpeded acces of fuel and food shipments to Yemen

UN Envoy to Yemen demands unimpeded acces of fuel and food shipments to Yemen

The UN Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, stressed the importance of oil and food ships entering Yemen through the port of Hodeidah city.

Griffiths said, “The fuel ships have not entered Hodeidah since last January.”

He continued in his briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday, that the urgent agenda of the United Nations is the three humanitarian imperatives, in addition to the launch of the political process, and an agreement note to use economy as a weapon in the hands of the Saudi-led coalition.

Griffiths stressed that the ceasefire in all parts of Yemen, the re-opening of Sana’a airport, and the unimpeded flow of fuel and other goods to Yemen through the port of Hodeidah, are urgent humanitarian necessities that will mitigate the impact of the war on civilians and facilitate their movements.

Regarding the events and the escalation of tension in the occupied province of Aden, the UN envoy said that the situation is “still difficult” in Aden, due to power outages and the continued non-fulfillment of employees’ salaries.

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