“Almost 6 years since the aggression against Yemen began, here is a comprehensive blockade that stifles the Yemeni people one day after another. There has been unspeakable destruction in the level of infrastructure. In return, the people's steadfastness and resistance continue until victory,” Irloo said in a tweet on Friday.
The Saudi-led coalition invaded Yemen in 2015. Since then, over 100,000 people have been killed, according to the US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED).
More than half of Yemen’s hospitals and clinics have been destroyed or closed during the war by the Saudi-led coalition at a time when Yemenis are in desperate need of medical supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
At least 80 percent of the 28 million-strong population is also reliant on aid to survive in what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
The United Nations has warned that Yemen could suffer one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world.