RIYADH -- The Arab Coalition in Yemen has established a support center to implement a humanitarian operation for Yemen, which aims to improve the critical situation in the country by providing financial support and improving development and economic projects, as well as providing safe routes in parallel with new outlets.

The priorities of the operations plan is to meet the humanitarian needs of the Yemeni people, delivering commercial cargos, and oil derivatives to all regions of the country. The plan aims to achieve levels of flow of commercial goods and achieve tangible improvement in various aspects of life in Yemen.

It will also take into account the serious threat posed by the Houthi militias, and beyond it by Iran, to security in Saudi Arabia, the countries of the region, and the vital waterways of international trade.

The process includes providing financial support to international organizations to work with the United Nations to strengthen inspection procedures for ships heading to Hodeidah ports. The plan also aims to support the Central Bank of Yemen to support the economy.

The overall humanitarian operation includes the construction of an air bound route in Marib to deliver essential humanitarian assistance. As per this plan, the Kingdom's total assistance to Yemen reached about $ 11 billion by the end of 2017.

Meanwhile, the Houthi militia have closed the main stronghold in the northern Yemeni province of Saada for weeks and prevented Yemeni citizens from entering, in conjunction with the successive defeats they have suffered recently at the province border.

Hundreds of citizens have been stranded in the city of Saada, some of them looking for work, others working on their own or in shops, after the Houthis prevented their entry, except under certain conditions.

Yemeni citizens are being subjected to major violations at the security points and many are forced to return to Sanaa.

Workers, employees and other citizens suffer from racial discrimination by Houthi elements at their security point in the Al Ammar area, at the southern entrance to the city, where travelers are detained and denied access to Saada.

Witnesses confirmed that the militias prevented hundreds of citizens from the other governorates from entering Saada, forcing them to return to their provinces, while dozens of them are still stranded and were not allowed into the stronghold of militias that isolated Saada as if it became another country.

Those who have returned from the border of Saada said that the Houthi militias require those who wish to enter the city without their children to provide a trade permit from their employer or provide a guarantor from the people of Saada.

Others from the provinces of Taiz and Rima confirmed that they had been denied access and had been attacked by Houthi gunmen, subjecting them to acts of extortion and racial discrimination by the Houthis, after they confiscated their possessions forced them to return from where they came from.