UNICEF apologised on Saturday for introducing unauthorised aid to Yemen, stressing that it has taken all measures not to include any banned supplies in any future shipments.
In a letter to the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, the organisation said that the inclusion of inflatable globes with the designation of the Zionist entity of “Israel” in the shipment of school supplies arriving at the port of Hodeidah, was due to unfortunate omissions during the procurement process.
UNICEF confirmed that these groups have been re-exported from Yemen, because they are aware that these materials are not allowed in the country.
Jackets, bags, and hats bearing the logo of the British Aid Agency, which had been detained by customs in the Raheda area, would also get rid of.
The organised expressed the hope that cooperation with the Supreme Council would continue for the benefit of Yemen’s children.
Security services in Hodeidah port previously seized 786 school bags with maps recognizing the Zionist entity instead of the State of Palestine, which UNICEF wanted to distribute to students in Hodeidah province.