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WFP Ship Carrying Food Supplies Reaches Yemen’s Aden Port After Delay Due To Fighting

BBC News: Yemen: First U.N. aid ship in four months reaches Aden
“A United Nations aid ship carrying food supplies has docked in Yemen’s southern city of Aden for the first time since fighting broke out there in March…” (7/21).

New York Times: Yemen: Ship Loaded With Food Aid Reaches Aden
“…It was the first vessel chartered by the [World Food Programme] to reach Aden since the Yemen conflict escalated nearly four months ago, when a Saudi Arabia-led bombing campaign began against Yemen’s Houthi rebels…” (Gladstone, 7/21).

Reuters: U.N. ship brings food aid to Yemen’s Aden as fighting rages
“…The ship carried enough U.N. food aid to feed 180,000 people for a month, a small measure of relief for a city that has been severely damaged by the conflict between Houthi militiamen and forces loyal to deposed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi…” (Mukhashaf/Miles, 7/21).

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: first U.N. food aid arrives in Aden as intense fighting takes ‘serious toll’ on civilians
“…The number of food-insecure people in Yemen is close to 13 million, including more than six million people who cannot survive without external assistance, [WFP] said…” (7/21).

United Press International: First U.N. aid ship arrives in Aden, Yemen
“…Additional WFP ships are on standby near Aden — a city which serves as the organization’s gateway to Yemen’s southern regions that are mostly inaccessible due to armed conflict. Since April, 13 of Yemen’s governorates, including Aden, Hodeidah, Lahj, and others have been helped by WFP’s efforts…” (Monzon, 7/21).

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