The continued easing of import restrictions has allowed more commercial goods into Yemen’s Sea Port city of Hodeidah, which Yemenis rely on to survive, including 41 ships carrying 825,000 metric tons of commercial food, fuel and other goods – double the amounts recorded in January, said Ghada Eltahir Mudawi, Deputy Director, Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in a Statement
Ghada Mudawi, affirmed in her briefing to the Security Council session on Monday evening that these positive developments could help to dramatically improve people’s lives and reduce their suffering.
Mudawi stressed the need for clear and urgent action on increasing funding, saying that “ to recap, we need urgent and unequivocal action on three points: increased funding, unimpeded access and investments to stabilize the economy. But more than anything, Yemenis need lasting peace. Now is the time to deliver it.”