Saudi Arabia sends 19 thousand food baskets to Yemen


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action has sent trucks filled with food baskets to Yemen, Saudi news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

The trucks, carrying 19 thousand food baskets, reached Yemen’s capital Sanaa and the provinces of Jouf, Marib as well as other Yemeni governorates.

About 75 percent of Yemen’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance, the UN said, including 11.3 million children who cannot survive without it.

At least 60 percent of Yemenis do not have enough to eat, and 16 million people do not have safe water and proper sanitation.

The situation was worsened by the conflict in Yemen that has been ongoing since 2015 between supporters of the internationally recognized government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the Iran-backed Houthi militias.

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