Yemen war: Saudi coalition ‘to reopen rebel-held port for aid’

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is to reopen the rebel-held port of Hudaydah and Sanaa’s airport for aid deliveries, after urgent UN appeals.

The coalition, which backs Yemen’s government, tightened its blockade of the country two weeks ago in response to a rebel missile attack on Riyadh.

Aid deliveries to government-controlled air and sea ports resumed last week.

The UN said that was insufficient and warned “untold thousands” in rebel-held areas would die without fresh supplies.

On Wednesday, the coalition announced it had carried out a review of the UN’s inspection and verification procedures aimed at halting the alleged smuggling of weapons to the rebel Houthi movement and its allies.

See here: BBC News