Oxfam reaction to reports that the Saudi-led coalition has allowed four ships to dock at blockaded port of Hudaydah
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Reacting to the reports that the Saudi-led coalition has allowed four ships to dock at blockaded port of Hudaydah Oxfam’s Yemen Country Director Muhsin Siddiquey said:
“The move hopefully sets a precedent allowing full access of essential food and fuel imports, and humanitarian aid to a country on the brink of famine. The blockade has been a critical factor in creating the world’s largest humanitarian crisis and must be fully lifted to prevent further suffering.
“The fuel shortages have caused power outages affecting food supplies and healthcare facilities which are desperately needed as Yemen faces a second wave of Covid-19. They have also caused debilitating price increases for basic necessities that are already unaffordable for millions of struggling Yemenis.
“Oxfam welcomes recent calls for peace and urges all sides to implement an immediate cease fire – Yemen desperately needs a peace now to save lives and a stable future so people can rebuild their fractured lives.”
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