Aid ship arrives in war-torn south Yemen port carrying food

A World Food Program ship carrying badly needed aid has arrived in Yemen’s war-torn southern city of Aden, the first ship chartered by the U.N. agency to berth there since Saudi-led airstrikes on Shiite rebels in the country began in March. In a statement, the WFP says the ship that arrived Tuesday carries 3,000 metric tons (3,306 tons) of food for people in contested southern governorates. Regional director Muhannad Hadi calls the delivery “a major breakthrough for our humanitarian response.” The group had tried repeatedly to send ships to Aden, but all had been previously blocked by severe fighting in the port area.



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