Thousands of Tonnes of Yemen Food Aid Diverted by Fighting: U.N. Officials

U.N. officials said on Monday, Thousands of tonnes of food aid for war-ravaged Yemen have been diverted from the port of Aden because of heavy fighting there. It is the latest setback for aid agencies trying to reach hundreds of thousands of desperate people in the Arabian peninsula's poorest country amid a Saudi-led bombing campaign against Houthi fighters. The U.N. World Food Programme said in a statement, The ship MV Amsterdam, carrying enough grain and other food aid to sustain 60,000 Yemenis for a month, was unable to dock in the southern port city of Aden because of fighting and was diverted to the port of Hudaydah.



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