Riyadh: Yemenis in the port city of Hodeidah are being denied humanitarian aid by the Houthi militia, Dr. Abdullah AlRabiah, head of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief), has warned.
Saudi-led coalition forces on Wednesday launched an air, sea and land assault to recapture Hodeidah from the rebel group.
Al-Rabiah said that the relief of the Yemeni people is a priority for the coalition, which would do all it could to deliver humanitarian aid despite attempts by the Houthi militia to halt distribution across the country.
In a joint press conference on Wednesday with UAE Minister for International Cooperation Reem Al-Hashemi, the relief agency head said that Iran-backed Houthi militia had stopped aid reaching the people of Hodeidah.
KSRelief will mount a “humanitarian aid bridge using land, air and sea to deliver urgent food and subsistence material for the people of Hodeidah,” Al-Rabiah said. He urged all relief organizations to help KSRelief continue aid deliveries through the port.