The secretary general of Iran’s Red Crescent Society announced that the country plans to send a ship of humanitarian aid to war victims in Yemen, who have been under sever blockade by the Saudi regime and its allies for weeks.
A cargo Ship carrying 2,500 tons of humanitarian aid, including food and medicine supplies as well as basic requirements, will depart for Yemen by the next two days, Ali Asghar Ahmadi said on Thursday.
The humanitarian cargo will be sent to the “oppressed” people of Yemen through the Persian Gulf waters, he said.
Necessary consultations over the dispatch of the cargo have been made with a number of neighboring countries and the ship is currently loading in Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas, Ahmadi said.
A number of Iranian rescuers and volunteer medical doctors will also be dispatched to Yemen aboard the ship, he stated.
On March 26, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies began to launch deadly air strikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
The Saudi-led coalition announced on April 21 that its military operation “Decisive Storm” has ended, but hours later, air strikes and ground fighting resumed.
According to the spokesman of the Yemeni Army, the Saudi-led war on the Arab country has killed more than 2,000 people, most of them civilians.