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Saudi-led Arab coalition issues permits to convoys entering Yemen

ANI  |  Sanaa [Yemen] 

The Saudi-led has issued 157 permits to convoys headed towards in the last three days.

The convoys hold medical aid, and amongst other resources to bring respite to the nation suffering from a crisis that has sent alarm bells ringing internationally.

19 permits were issued to vessels to dock in Yemeni ports, 12 air permits have been given while 16 vessels bearing aid have been allowed to the country as of yet, according to Al Arabiya.

Earlier, the under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Mark Lowcock, on Sunday told that the ceasefire brokered between pro-government forces and the Houthi rebels in Hodeidah must quickly be "translated into a real change on the ground". Both the sides reached the ceasefire in on Thursday.

"People I've listened to - parents of starving children, people who have fled from their homes, sometimes multiple times - they're not seeing yet any tangible benefit," Lowcock noted. Clashes had erupted in Hodeidah despite the ceasefire on Friday.

The and the have been regularly clashing in the war-torn nation which is also facing an Several human rights organisations have called for the cessation of hostilities in the region and have asked the to take action to save Yemeni lives.

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First Published: Mon, December 17 2018. 06:22 IST