UN welcomes opening of Hodeidah, Salif ports


United Nations — The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, has welcomed the opening of Hodeidah and Salif seaports for humanitarian and commercial shipments and called on the Houthi coup militias to stop threatening Red Sea ports.

“Since Dec. 20 last year, when the Coalition for Support of Legitimacy in Yemen announced that it will keep the seaports of Hodeidah and Salif in the Red Sea open for one month for humanitarian and commercial goods, 13 ships have delivered cargoes of food and fuel through these two ports, and there are more deliveries,” UN spokesman Stephane de Garek said in his daily press statement.

McGoldrick praised the Coalition’s approval on transferring four cranes to Hodeidah port to enhance its unloading capacity.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of United Arab of Emirates has signed a cooperation agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) to support emergency care for mothers and newborns in the Al Mukalla province in Yemen's Hadramout governorate.

This is part of efforts to ensure access to essential and life-saving emergency services for the displaced and their host communities.

The agreement was signed by the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi.

Under the Cooperation Agreement, the UAE Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will grant the WHO US$ 800,000 to implement this humanitarian project in Yemen. — Agencies