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UN denounces bombing of Hodeidah Port in Yemen as breach of international law

The Port of Hodeidah has been at the centre of controversy and fighting

The UN has condemned Saudi coalition airstrikes on the Port of Hodeidah in Northern Yemen, which have resulted in the port’s closure while the country is threatened by famine. In a statement to the UN Security-Council, Stephen O’Brien, the UN’s under secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, said: “These attacks are in clear contravention of international humanitarian law and are unacceptable.” The ... Read More »

War shuts down Yemen sea ports

Fighting between the Houthi rebels in Yemen and the government, backed by Saudi Arabia and others, has caused a near-complete shutdown of the country’s container ports, hurting humanitarian relief efforts and international trade. On 11 April, Yemen’s foreign minister Riyadh Yassin said: “Yemen has banned entry into its territorial waters and has authorised coalition countries to implement the decision.” Shipping ... Read More »