SANAA (Sputnik) — The Saudi-Led coalition has opened access to the ports of Sanaa airport, Hudaydah and Salif sea ports for the humanitarian aid deliveries amid UN calls for the lifting of the blockade. On Thursday, the coalition did not allow three UN aircraft to land at Sanaa, but on Saturday the permission was given to the aircraft to land.
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock warned soon after the blockade was introduced that millions could die in Yemen from hunger if the Saudi-led alliance did not allow humanitarian aid to have access to the country.
Yemen has been in the grip of a civil war since 2015. The internationally recognized government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, supported by the Saudi-led coalition, is fighting the Houthi movement backed by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.