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Coalition reaching out to Yemeni communities, diaspora – spokesman

The Saudi-led Coalition aiming to restore legitimacy in Yemen is working hard to reach out to political, social and tribal components in Yemen and overseas, its spokesman underlined on Monday.

The announcement was made following a meeting between Coalition Joint Operations Commander Lt Gen Fahad bin Turki and tribal elders at Yemen’s westernmost region of Tihama.

The talks addressed the people of the region’s areas of concern, Coalition spokesman Col Turki Al-Malki told a press conference in Riyadh.

The Yemeni people, as a whole, reject what the Houthi militias are doing, said Al-Malki.

Recently, Yemen’s committee of Islamic clergy have come out to condemn the group’s looting of global humanitarian assistance and have urged international intervention to stop these acts.

The group primarily focus on plundering assistance, which arrives at Al-Hodeidah Port, currently Yemen’s financial backbone, he said.

The assistance is seized and later sold at local marketplaces.

Al-Malki added that King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre recently launched a programme, in collaboration with Saudi Arabia’s Education Ministry and the Coalition, which has provided 5,000 desks and chairs to schools across Yemen.

In relation to Coaltion humanitarian efforts, he added that they were still running at “full capacity.

Source: Kuwait News Agency