The UN is urging the warring parties in Yemen to give it access to a vast store of grain that is desperately needed in a country on the brink of famine.
Aid workers have not been able to reach the Red Sea Mills, on the frontlines in the port of Hudaydah, for five months.
It holds enough grain to feed 3.7 million people for a month, but the UN says it is now “at risk of rotting”.
The Yemeni government and the rebel Houthi movement agreed a ceasefire around Hudaydah in December.
But they have yet to implement a UN-brokered plan under which opposing fighters should be redeployed to locations outside the area.
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Yemen food aid to feed millions at risk of rotting: UN — Al Jazeera
U.N. says grain stores in Yemen’s Hodeidah ‘at risk of rotting’ — Reuters
Food enough to feed 3.7M people in Yemen at risk of rotting, UN says — Daly Sabah/DPA
Food for millions in Yemen at risk of rotting in key Red Sea port, warns UN — UN News