First shipment of flour reaches Yemen port

First shipment of flour reaches Yemen port
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A worker walks at the Red Sea port of Hodeida, Yemen November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

Sana’a: A ship carrying 5,500 tons of flour arrived at Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodeidah on Sunday, after 20 days of military blockade by Saudi-led coalition, a security official at the port said.

“It is the first commercial ship docked in the port after 20 days of blockade,” Khalid Jomaey told Xinhua by phone.

He said “another aid ship carrying wheat from the United Nations World Food Programme is sailing near the port and is set to dock within hours.”

—IANS