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Asiri: Houthis Seize 34 Aid Ships Since 186 days

A handout picture released by the World Food Programme (WFP) shows a UN aid ship docked in Yemen's devastated port city of Aden on July 21, 2015. The ship brought in desperately needed relief supplies after four months of fierce fighting between Shiite Huthi rebels and loyalist fighters. AFP PHOTO / HO / WFP === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / WFP" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS === / AFP PHOTO / WFP / -
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Spokesman of the Arab coalition supporting the legitimacy in Yemen Maj. Gen. Ahmed Asiri has confirmed that Houthi militias are seizing 34 ships carrying humanitarian aid since more than 186 days.

“There are no UN humanitarian personnel today at Hodeidah port, the largest remaining port under Houthi militia control – who can inspect and supervise distributing the much needed aid and medical supplies,” Asiri said.

Asiri also added that humanitarian aid has been stacking in at Al Hodeidah port for nearly seven months because of Houthi militias and forces loyal to the ousted Ali Abdullah Saleh who are blocking the distribution of aid which resulted in depriving the residents from taking benefits from it.

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