UN: Yemen struggling with wheat imports difficulties

 

 

Yemen is struggling with the issue of wheat imports amid Saudi Arabia's ongoing campaign against the impoverished country, the UN says.

Jamie McGoldrick, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said on Sunday that the imports of basic goods had become an issue since the Central Bank of Yemen was moved from the capital, Sana'a, to the southern city of Aden.

"Four major importers of wheat into this country have informed the authorities (in Sana'a) that as of January they will no longer be able to fulfill their obligations," the UN official said, adding, "We know it is very difficult for these importers to get lines of credit on the open market." "Because the central bank is no longer here in Sana'a," McGoldrick said.

The UN official also stated that the imports of goods and medicine had been hampered by slow offloading due to the damage in the port of Hudaydah.

 

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