Saudi Blockade on Yemen may Result in Worst Famine in Decades

Saudi Blockade on Yemen may Result in Worst Famine in Decades

The coalition has targeted the nearby defence ministry in the past, leaving it heavily damaged, but the fresh strikes come amid a ratcheting up of tensions between Saudi Arabia and its rival Iran, which backs the Huthi rebels.

Witnesses said the number of casualties may rise as wounded are pulled from the rubble.

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting against Yemen's Houthi movement will allow the resumption of worldwide commercial flights to the country, a Yemeni government minister said, easing its nationwide blockade.

As reported Корреспондент.neton 6 November the command of the Arab coalition, said that closes all ports of Yemen after the missile launch in Riyadh by Yemeni Houthi rebels.

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United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock told the Security Council this week that unless the blockade is lifted, Yemen will face "the largest starvation the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims".

The al Wadea border crossing, linking Saudi Arabia with territory in eastern Yemen controlled by the Saudi-backed government, was reopened on Thursday, the official and witnesses said, letting food and other supplies enter Yemen.

The war in Yemen, the region's poorest country, started in 2014 after Houthi rebels seized control of Sanaa and began pushing south towards the country's third-biggest city Aden.

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