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Arab Coalition official: Ship carrying fuel reaches Yemeni Hodeidah port

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The Yemeni army's Evacuation and Humanitarian Operation cell received a permit request for the entrance of a ship by the name of Bahia Danas carrying 13,808 tons of fuel into the port of Hodeidah, an official source from the Arab Coalition said.

The source confirmed that the ship arrived to the port on Saturday morning at 8:48am.

A spokesman for the Coalition, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, has said that the Houthi militia block the distribution of vaccines, as well as steal medical and nutritional aid, breaking all humanitarian laws.

Coalition leaders had announced on Wednesday that the Hodeidah port will stay open to receive relief and commercial supplies.

They added that they will allow the port to stay open for 30 days in order to implement the suggestions of the special envoy of the UN Secretary General.

The decision was welcomed by several Western governments including Britain, which expressed concerns about the continuation of the Houthis blocking access to aid and destabilizing in the region.