RIYADH, November 22, 2017 — Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen announced on Wednesday to reopen the Port of Hodeida to receive urgent humanitarian and relief materials, and reopen Sanaa airport to UN aircraft.
The Coalition will also soon announce a comprehensive humanitarian operations plan that aims to provide assistance and relief to the Yemeni people, and to facilitate the delivery of food to all the governorates of Yemen.
The Coalition Command also renews its call for the United Nations to urgently send a team of experts to meet with their counterparts in the Coalition to review and enhance the U.N’s inspection and verification mechanism in order to implement the best practices that will protect the people of Yemen, and facilitate the entry of aid and humanitarian shipments, while preventing the Houthi Militias from smuggling missiles to target neighboring countries.
The decision comes after the Command completed a comprehensive review of the inspection and verification procedures used to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216, which prohibits the provision of weapons and military equipment to the Houthi militia and their supporters, who are using these weapons to sustain their military operations in Yemen.
These steps will be implemented in accordance with the procedures approved by the Evacuation and Humanitarian Operation Cell (EHOC) starting at (1200) on Thursday November 23, 2017.
These measure will be in accordance with the efforts by Coalition members to alleviate the suffering by the people of Yemen.