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Houthis attack grain silos in Hodeidah

Wednesday 13/February/2019 - 02:58 PM
The Reference

Houthis attacked again grain silos belonging to the World Food Program (WFP) in the Red Sea Mills in Hodeidah city, Sky news reported on Wednesday.

The attack came hours after the departure of UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths from the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

This is the third attack of its kind since Stockholm agreement was signed with the Yemeni government on December 18.

Since then, Houthis have carried out 1,000 violations of the agreement that left more than 60 persons dead in Hodeidah.

On Monday, Griffith and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcok issued a joint statement about the Red Sea Mills in Hodeidah but the Yemeni government was not satisfied as it saw the statement an attempt to appease the Houthis.

The statement warned that grain stored in the mills - enough to feed 3.7 million people for a month - has been inaccessible for over five months and is at risk of rotting but failed to hold Houthis for the delay.

The statement voiced appreciation of Houthis' efforts to reopen the road leading to the mills.