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yemem-port Apr 1, 2018 @ 12:07

Yemen port that stores food, aid supplies caught fire

A port in Yemen that stores food and aid supplies had caught fire yesterday, United Nations (UN) confirmed in news reports.

“The fire destroyed huge amounts of fuel and humanitarian aid and foodstuff,” a UN World Food Programme (WFP) told Reuters.

To be specific, four warehouses holding 50 tonnes of food are said to have been destroyed, according to BBC.

The Houthi-controlled Yemeni port of Hodeidah particularly handles bulk of Yemen’s imports, including food and aid supplies from UN.

Entering its fourth year of war, Yemen is currently the Arab world’s poorest country.

UN said there would be an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.


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