Meanwhile, UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien, who has also just returned from Yemen, told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that “the scale of human suffering is almost incomprehensible”.
He also strongly criticised the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for bombing the port of Hodeida, saying it was a violation of international humanitarian law.
A WFP ship was in the port, which is on the country’s west coast, when it was hit by air strikes on Tuesday night.
“I am extremely concerned that the damage to the port of Hodeida could have a severe impact on the entire country and will deepen humanitarian needs,” Mr O’Brien said.
The UN has raised Yemen to its highest level of humanitarian crisis, placing it alongside emergencies in South Sudan, Syria and Iraq.
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