Saudi blockade of Yemen

The United Nations has condemned the Saudi-led coalition for failing to lift its blanket blockade of Yemeni ports and airports.

Head of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Jamie McGoldrick, says international bodies don’t have access to the Red Sea ports of Salif and Hudayda.

The two western ports are close to Yemen’s populated areas which are in dire need of Humanitarian aid.

McGoldrick says the continuation of the Saudi-siege would undo all efforts to fight the Cholera epidemic, adding that seven million Yemenis are in famine-like conditions.

The UN official’s comments come despite an announcement by the Saudi-led coalition that it would remove the ban on Yemeni ports.

The coalition imposed a total blockade after the Yemeni army fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh on November 4.