Iran’s Humanitarian Aid Arrives in Yemen
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The deputy director of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) for international and humanitarian affairs announced on Monday that a cargo of medical aid from the Islamic Republic for the war-hit people of Yemen has arrived in the Arabian Peninsula country.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Monday, Mohammad-Shahabeddin Mohammadi Araqi said the humanitarian cargo has been delivered to the Yemeni side in Hodeida port.
Following the move, the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen, in a letter, expressed its gratitude to the IRCS for sending the medical cargo, he said.
The IRCS official further emphasized that the Yemeni interior ministry and the country’s Red Crescent Society have also thanked the Islamic Republic for the 107-ton cargo of medical supplies.
In May, Iran had dispatched 2,500 tons of food and medical supplies for Yemenis via Djibouti, where the United Nations oversees humanitarian deliveries.
Yemen's defenseless people have been under massive attacks by a coalition led by the Saudi regime for months.
On March 26, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies, including the UAE, began to launch deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
More than 5400 people, many of them children and women, have been killed in the Saudi-led aggression against the Arab country so far.
The Saudi-led aerial strikes have targeted 61 hospitals and 13 ambulances.