Saudi Arabia denies prevention relief supplies' entry to Yemen

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) JEDDAH, Dec 12 (KUNA) -- King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) said Tuesday the military coalition supporting legitimate leadership in Yemen did not restrict entry of humanitarian aid via airports or ports in Yemen.

Sea ports of Hudaida and Saleef are receiving ships sent by the World Food Program (WFP) loaded with humanitarian supplies, KSrelief spokesman Sami Al-Jutaili told reporters in Riyadh.

He said the coalition and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) were receiving requests by ships to dock at Yemeni ports.

This process, added Al-Jutaili, aimed at documenting traffic of ships and planes at the UN.

The coalition, he said, "also reopened Al-Gheita airport to facilitate delivery of relief supplies." Saudi Arabia, noted Al-Jutaili, also proposed the use of port of Jazan, southern Saudi Arabia, to help provide humanitarian assistance to Yemen.

The spokesman attributed spread of diseases in Sanaa and provinces controlled by the Houthis to the fact that the outlawed militias' carelessness of the health of the Yemeni citizens.

He said Saudi Arabia exerted huge efforts to address spread of Cholera in Yemen. (end)


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

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