UN Envoy: The Arab Coalition has valid concerns about the flow of arms through Hodeidah
4/1/2017 1:33:00 PM
The UN Special Envoy to Yemen Esmail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has said that the Arab Coalition has valid concerns about the flow of arms through Hodeidah port which is still run by the Houthi-Saleh militias and illegal taxation of commercial imports by the Houthis.
He said that any military action should take into account the need to avoid further deterioration in the humanitarian situation, expressing concern about the possibility of military action at Hodeidah soon.
The Yemeni government has welcomed the efforts exerted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to look for alternative ports instead of Hodeidah port to deliver humanitarian assistances relief to 17 million Yemenis.
The legitimate government explained that the ports of Aden, al-Maklah and border outlets with Saudi Arabia are ready to receive assistances, reiterating that it would guarantee that they will not be intercepted or looted by the Houthi-Saleh militias.