Ansarullah calls for pressure on Saudi Arabia for import of medical equipment to Yemen

TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) – A member of Yemen's Supreme Political Council Mohammed Ali al-Houthi announced on Sunday that the Saudi-led coalition blocks the entry of medical equipment into Yemen and the international community must put pressure on Saudi Arabia to end the siege.

In a tweet on Sunday, Al-Houthi noted, “Instead of examining the number of patients, we urge the international community to put pressure on the Saudi-led coalition to lift the siege of Yemen and facilitate the import COVID-19 related medical equipment to the country."

So far, 122 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in Yemen and 18 have died.

The ceasefire announced by the Saudi-led coalition, which was supposed to be secured due to Ramadan and the fight against coronavirus, has been repeatedly violated by the coalition.

Thousands of Yemenis have been killed so far as a result of the Saudi invasion, and according to the United Nations, the famine in the country has become the biggest humanitarian catastrophe in the world.

International organizations have also warned that starvation and food shortage threatens the lives of 22 million Yemenis due to the all-out blockade.

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