HODEIDAH, Yemen- Emirati humanitarian aid convoys, containing 100 trucks, loaded with tens of thousands of food and medical items, arrived in Mocha, south of Taiz Governorate.

The assistance is presented by the UAE, through the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the top humanitarian arm of the country, to provide relief for 1.7 million Yemenis, in Hodeidah and surrounding areas. It also goes in harmony with the comprehensive relief surge plan, adopted by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition, to help stabilise the current humanitarian situation across Hodeidah.

The aid is provided via land, air and sea, for the people of Hodeidah and its surrounding areas, in order to restore normalcy and stability, after three years of starvation, as a result of the Iran-backed Houthi siege.

The assistance, which includes blankets, tents and other essential supplies, reflects the UAE's commitment to the international humanitarian law, and comes in fulfilment of its moral obligation towards the Yemeni people.

Hareb Al Owani, ERC team member, said, the arrival of humanitarian relief convoys to the people of Hodeidah and the surrounding areas, reflects the unshakeable commitment of the UAE's leadership, government and people, towards the fraternal people of Yemen and the country's determination to continue to alleviate their suffering.

Al Owani added that the UAE has spared no effort to provide humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people, especially in Hodeidah, as the liberation operations on the Red Sea Coast of Yemen are going side by side with a contingency plan to provide essential needs and implement development projects in the strategic areas.

The ERC has sent a relief sea bridge containing 10 ships loaded with 35,000 tonnes of various food items, an airlift of 14,000 food parcels and a 100-truck aid convoy carrying goods purchased from local markets.

As a result of the collective efforts of the United Nations organisations with the Arab Coalition countries, 115,000 metric tonnes of food have been stockpiled in Hodeidah, which is sufficient to cover the food needs of 6.5 million people.


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