UN: Saudi coalition OKs resumption of UN flights to Yemen

2017-11-25 07:05


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Geneva — The United Nations says the Saudi-led coalition that has imposed an air, sea and land blockade on Yemen since November 6 has authorised the resumption of UN flights to the Yemeni capital starting Saturday.

Spokesperson Jens Laerke of UN humanitarian aid co-ordination agency OCHA says passenger flights from the Jordanian capital, Amman, to Sanaa, Yemen, "may be followed soon by clearances of flights from Djibouti to Sanaa".

Laerke said on Friday it was not clear what items might be on the flight.

He said: "Thankfully we are starting to see some movement" before adding that the UN has seen "no substantial change" in its efforts to reach Yemen by sea.

Major needs include water pumps to help stem a massive cholera outbreak and fuel needed to transport food and goods.

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