1st aid ship enters Yemen’s port after three-week blockade: Official

A ship carrying 5,500 tons of flour has docked in Yemen’s Hudaydah port in the Red Sea, the first since the regime in Riyadh ordered a tightening of the blockade…

of the impoverished country.

“The ship is 106 meters long and carries 5,500 tonnes of flour,” a Yemeni official, whose name was not mentioned, said on Sunday.

The delivery is the first aid package to arrive through Hudaydah in several weeks.

Meanwhile, after the re-opening of the airport in the capital Sana’a, UNICEF also sent vaccines there.

UNICEF says more than 11 million Yemeni children are in acute need of aid. It is estimated that every 10 minutes a child dies of a preventable disease there as Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with its devastating aerial bombardment campaign against the conflict-plagued Arab country, according to UNICEF.

Regional UNICEF director Geert Cappelaere said on Sunday that the UN child agency had lately flown 1.9 million doses of vaccines to Yemen, describing the recent shipment as a “very small step” amid immense need for medicine.