BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 A.M.) – Yemen is facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis that is set to affect millions of civilians, as aid shipments have been blocked from entering the country via land, air, and sea.
Since Saudi Arabia closed the Hodeideh Port in western Yemen, civilians have been at a high risk of starving to death or dying from an illness due to the lack of medicine.
Millions of these civilians could avoid the suffering if the Saudi regime would just reopen this vital port so that humanitarian groups can finally deliver aid to the people.
Last week, Saudi Arabia claimed their regime was reopening the Hodeideh Port to resume humanitarian aid deliveries; however, this was short-lived and no aid was delivered to country.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has repeatedly called on the Saudi regime to allow aid into Yemen, but they are often met with silence or excuses.
We call that #Yemen’s sea, air and land borders be reopened as a matter of priority to resume the provision of commercial and humanitarian supplies and the movement of aid workers. #LetAidIn pic.twitter.com/NBB5zav6tO
— OCHA Yemen (@OCHAYemen) November 14, 2017
With the humanitarian situation getting much worse, it appears 2018 will be difficult for Yemen as this historical land is plagued with war and disease for another year.