Fighting strands cargo ships off Yemen

Lack of access to ports causing issues.

Fighting strands cargo ships off Yemen

By Jonathan Saul

London – At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off Yemen, shipping data showed on Wednesday, as warships from a Saudi-led coalition search them for weapons bound for Iran-allied Houthi rebel forces, with delays adding to a humanitarian crisis.

Yemen imports more than 90 percent of its food, including most of its wheat and all its rice, to feed a population of 25 million.

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Source: iol.co.za

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