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Lawmakers Warn Saudi Military Operation In Yemen Could Cause Famine

A bipartisan group of senators urged the Saudi ambassador to have his government avoid bombing a port in Yemen that serves as the main entry point for humanitarian aid in a country that is on the brink of famine.

In a letter sent to Ambassador Khalid bin Salman on Thursday, the nine lawmakers asked the Saudi government to refrain from bombing the port of Hodeidah and called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire around the port.

The majority of food, fuel and medical supplies enters Yemen through the Hodeidah port, the lawmakers wrote. If the port is closed, they warned, parts of the Hodeidah, Taiz, Sa’ada and Hajjah governorates could slip into famine within three months or less. “In short, a military campaign against Hodeidah would make a horrible humanitarian situation in Yemen catastrophic,” lawmakers wrote.

The Source: HUFF POST

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