Houthi Rebels Allow Aid Flights to Yemen’s Capital Sanaa

The Houthi rebels in Yemen said they have allowed the UN and other aid agencies to resume flights to Sanaa airport.

According to the rebel-run Al-Masirah television channel the “civil aviation authority announced the resumption of UN and other organization flights into Sanaa airport on a temporary basis.”

The suspension of the flights came after the Saudi-led coalition carried out strikes over a week ago, targeting several parts of Sanaa city, including the airport.  

Recently, Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya confirmed airstrikes which targeted Sanaa airport, claiming the airport’s facilities were used to launch cross-border attacks.

Last week, the United Nations’ food agency, the World Food Program (WFP) announced that it was running out of funds to provide assistance to the people of Yemen, and would have to severely reduce rations.

According to WFP from January, eight million Yemeni would receive a reduced food ration, while five million at immediate risk of slipping into famine conditions would remain on a full ration.

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