Severe damage was caused by recent Coalition attacks on airports in Sana’a and Hodeida, obstructing delivery of much needed humanitarian assistance and movement of humanitarian personnel.
“Yemen depends almost completely on imports of food and medication especially for the treatment of chronic diseases”, says Cedric Schweizer who heads a team of 250 ICRC staff in Yemen. “Sana’a airport was an essential civilian infrastructure, and the main lifeline to supply essential humanitarian goods and services. The harsh restrictions on
importations imposed by the Coalition for the past 6 weeks, added to the extreme fuel shortages, have made the daily lives of Yemenis unbearable, and their suffering immense”, Mr. Schweizer added.