Call for Early Aid to Yemen

Call for Early Aid to Yemen Call for Early Aid to Yemen

The foreign ministry spokeswoman on Monday called on international organizations to take effective measures to ensure the immediate dispatch of humanitarian aid to the people in the war-hit Yemen, IRNA reported.

Voicing serious concern about the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen in terms of access to food and medical treatment, Marzieh Afkham said, "Imposing blockade on Yemen is an inhumane scenario," adding that Saudi Arabia's insistence on blocking the shipment of humanitarian aid has led to a severe shortage of basic necessities including medicine, drinking water and food.

The spokeswoman noted that the Islamic Republic of Iran is preparing a report about its various efforts and measures for sending humanitarian aid to the Yemeni nation and Saudi Arabia's blocking of the efforts. The report, she said, is to be submitted to the relevant international bodies.

"Meanwhile, Iran is pursuing the objective of sending humanitarian aid to Yemen in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)," she emphasized. Condemning Saudi coalition's use of "banned weapons" against the Yemeni nation, which has been confirmed by international bodies, she expressed regret that Yemen has been targeted by "multilayered and dangerous plots and ploys" of its neighboring country which are also supported by some other countries.

"In the absence of impartial media and silence of humanitarian institutions, a great part of the dimensions of Saudi attacks and the human catastrophe in Yemen has not yet been disclosed to the world's people," she noted.   

As Saudi Arabia continues to block the delivery of humanitarian aid to the crisis-hit Yemen, the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has decided to dispatch relief aid to people in the Arab country through a third country, namely Oman.

Riyadh has prevented several Iranian civilian planes from delivering medical aid and foodstuff to the Yemeni people.