BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The Yemeni port-city of Hodeidah is “one airstrike away from an unstoppable epidemic,” Lisa Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations, said in a statement from the capital city of Sana’a on Sunday.

“For weeks, we’ve been doing everything possible to help hundreds of thousands of people living in and near Hudaydah”, however, “these airstrikes are putting innocent civilians at extreme risk.”

The Hodeidah Governorate in western Yemen has been under a powerful attack by the Saudi-led Coalition since April; this has resulted in the death of several civilians.

For the millions of Yemeni civilians living outside of the regime-held areas, they are subjected to shortages in food and medical supplies because the Hodeidah Port is the lifeline for the provinces of Sana’a, Sa’ada, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Ta’iz, Al-Bayda, et al.

According to a UN report, at least 75 percent (22 million people) of the country requires some form of humanitarian aid or protection, including 8.5 million people who do not know where their next meal is coming from.

Since the Saudi-led Coalition restarted their military operations in Hodeidah, at least 50 people have been killed and 328 others have been wounded.

Most of the Hodeidah province is currently under the control of the Houthi forces (var. Ansarallah Movement), who oppose the Yemeni regime of Saudi-backed ‘Abd Rubbah Mansour Hadi.

 

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United Nations doesn’t have the Baaalls to ask Saudis & UAE to stop their Air Strikes. They become eunuchs in front of the rotten pot bellied Saudis. If UN and West can complain against Syrian Regime to stop bombing on their civilians where every one knows the likes of HTS, JTS, FSA rebels work from attacking the Syrian Army & neighboring population then UN should also have the same guts to ask the Saudis to stop by imposing sanctions on Saudis. Every one is operating in Yemen except White Helmets. Why WHITE HELMETS aren’t in Yemen to protect the poor… Read more »

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The u.n. shows it is not fit for purpose as this is an attack on a country backed by u.s,/u.k. etc,which means that they will not be calling for the usual ceasfires and humanitarian paises they use to assist their proxys. The yemeni people are trash to these countries and aslong as saudi arabia keeps footing the bill then these people will be made to suffer and die.