The U.S. -backed coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen said on Wednesday it would allow aid in through the port of Hodeidah, as well as United Nations flights to the capital Sanaa, more than two weeks after blockading the country.
A New-York based relief group says a promised easing of access restrictions to Yemen by a Saudi-led military coalition is no cause for celebration.
The blockade of Yemeni ports and airports has been the reason for United Nations authorities' concern over the humanitarian situation in the country.
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"We're monitoring these developments", Haq told reporters in NY. "If that were to happen that would be a very welcome and critically important development".
The UN and other advocacy groups have pressured the Saudi-led coalition to allow aid into Yemen through the Hodeida and Saleef seaports, which the coalition had said they would reopen.
The reintroduction of commercial traffic to Yemen's ports was also uncertain.
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The coalition announced the closure of Yemen's air, land and sea borders on November 6, two days after a ballistic missile fired from the rebel-held territory in Yemen was intercepted over the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
About 7 million people face starvation in Yemen and their survival is dependent on global assistance.
The U.N. humanitarian chief in Yemen says the closure of the country's main airport and two seaports by a Saudi-led coalition has threatened gains made in containing cholera and the risk of starvation in the war-torn country. Turki Al Maliki made a statement today detailing the reasons of the temporary closure of ports in Yemen and the extent of aid facilitated since their reopening.
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The coalition sys the United Nations and global relief groups have demanded the coalition allow full access to hubs in Yemen so that humanitarian aid can reach those that desperately need it. The missile was shot down, but it was the farthest a projectile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels, also known as the Houthis, had travelled into the kingdom.
In 2015, Saudi Arabia and its allies joined the Yemeni government's fight against the rebels.
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