Urgently Needed Cranes Reach Yemen's Hodeidah Port

Urgently Needed Cranes Reach Yemen's Hodeidah Port

Urgently Needed Cranes Reach Yemen's Hodeidah Port

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley heralded the Monday arrival of mobile cranes to a Yemeni port, a step forward in efforts to help alleviate the country's ongoing humanitarian crisis.

"Hodeidah Port is a humanitarian lifeline for millions who are on the brink of starvation", World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley said in a statement Monday. "We are committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure a consistent flow of life-saving food and supplies to the country". Majority live in areas in central and northern Yemen that are most rapidly and cost-effectively reached via Hodeidah Port. "The real winners are the people of Yemen, because Hodeidah Port is a humanitarian lifeline for millions who are on the brink of starvation". As of Friday, the United Nations says 13 vessels have delivered food and fuel through the two ports, with more deliveries anticipated.

The WFP said the four mobile cranes will be operational immediately.

Yemen imports about 90 percent of its food and almost all its fuel and medicine.

With an offloading capacity of 66 tons (60 metric tons), the cranes will "significantly boost the discharge of humanitarian cargo", said Dujarric.

"To avert even greater catastrophe, WFP needs better access and smooth, timely clearance of shipments", Beasley added.

More than 22 million people in Yemen need humanitarian assistance, including 11.3 million who are in acute need - an increase of more than one million people since March 2017.

A severe outbreak of cholera has left 2,000 dead and one million infected, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. "We call on all sides of the conflict to allow full access for humanitarian and commercial supplies, including fuel, by keeping the country's ports open and allowing humanitarian agencies to deliver aid without interference".

"We are grateful to the US Government for funding these cranes, the US and United Kingdom governments for continuing to draw attention to how important they are and to all our partners whose collaboration and support ultimately helped us get them into Yemen", said WFP Executive Director David Beasley.

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