YEMEN: ADEN-BOUND SHIP TRANSPORTING HUMANITARIAN AIDS TARGETED BY SHELLING The ship, loaded with 7,000 tonnes of food, was forced to change its course

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Never ending war in Yemen, where an UN-chartered ship loaded with humanitarian supplies was targeted by shelling as it approached the port of Aden. The news was given by a provincial government official, who blamed Houthis for not allowing the ship to dock at Aden’s port in order to give humanitarian supplies to the local population.

“The Houthis fired shells at a ship chartered by the UN that was carrying 7,000 tonnes of food, forcing it to change its course”. According to the official, the vessel had set off from Djibouti, which the UN uses as a hub for humanitarian aid bound for Yemen, which has been a land of conflict since rebels in September 2014 seized the capital Sanaa, causing a war that is bringing the country to its knees. The Yemen conflict has killed almost 2,000 people since 26 March, when the Saudi-led raids against the Houthis’ advance began.

Translation provided by Maria Rosaria Mastropaolo

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