Morocco Reiterates Condemnation of Houthi Attacks Against Saudi Arabia


Morocco Reiterates Condemnation of Houthi Attacks Against Saudi Arabia

Morocco Reiterates Condemnation of Houthi Attacks Against Saudi Arabia

Morocco Reiterates Condemnation of Houthi Attacks Against Saudi Arabia

The coalition pledged up to $40 million for the expansion of ports to accommodate additional humanitarian shipments, adding that it would set up an air bridge between Riyadh and the central Yemeni province of Marib to run aid flights with C130 cargo planes.

"The coalition will coordinate $1.5 billion in new humanitarian aid funding for distribution across United Nations agencies and worldwide relief organisations", the coalition said. "$1.5 billion in new humanitarian aid funding for distribution across United Nations agencies and global relief organizations", the coalition announced in the statement.

"We are backing a professionally planned and detailed humanitarian mission with military power and precision to guarantee that the humanitarian aid reaches the people who need it to lift their suffering".

"The coalition is placing its military resources at the disposal of these broad-ranging humanitarian operations", said coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki.

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Egypt met in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Member States of the Coalition Supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen. The rebels, known as Houthis, who are backed by Saudi rival, Iran, continue to control Sanaa and territory in Yemen's north, which borders Saudi Arabia. "Iran is the problem".

The latest aid package follows last week's $2 billion Saudi cash injection to Yemen's central bank. Yemen imports about 90 percent of the country's staple food and almost all of its fuel and medicine, according to the United States.

On top of war casualties, almost 2,200 Yemenis have died of cholera amid deteriorating hygiene and sanitation conditions, the World Health Organisation says.

Referring to the Kingdom's unwavering support for the Yemeni people, he said that Saudi Arabia has provided more than $900 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen. Yemen's currency slid further against the dollar late a year ago after the coalition blocked access to all of Yemen's ports for several weeks in response to a Houthi missile launched at the Saudi capital.