"Glimmer of hope" as food and fuel arrives in Yemen ports - NRC

by Reuters
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 15:20 GMT

GENEVA, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Ships carrying food and fuel for Yemen's desperate population berthed at the key ports of Hodeidah and Saleef on Wednesday, the head of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), an aid agency with humanitarian workers in the country, told Reuters.

NRC chief Jan Egeland said that there was a first "glimmer of hope" as three vessels had berthed at Hodeidah with 87,000 tonnes of food, and one with 38,000 of food had arrived at the anchorage area of Saleef port.

There were seven other vessels with more than 177,000 tonnes of food waiting to enter Hodeidah anchorage area, as well as three vessels with 52,000 tonnes of fuel, bringing some relief after a Saudi-led blockade that had choked off supplies. (Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Alison Williams)

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