Yemen calls on relief organizations to work from Aden

A girl scavenges a garbage dump in a street in Sanaa, July 2017. (AP)

In light of international relief organizations arriving in Sanaa to evacuate their staff, Yemeni Minister of Local Administration and Chairman of the Higher Relief Committee, Abdul Raqeeb Fath, invited them to move to the city of Aden to run relief convoys for those in need in all governorates.

Fath said that the Houthis targeting the employees of these humanitarian and relief organizations, and interfering with their work is considered a blatant breach of international law.

Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi stated that the situation in Sanaa is unsafe, and that the decision to evacuate relief employees came after several attacks by the Houthi militia. He announced that the Yemeni government is ready to provide safe corridors for relief organizations.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50