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>> In Yemen, the desperate scramble for food is being made harder because some of the aid suppliers are being thieves. The UN World Food Program is trying to get food to as many as 12 million severely hungry people. But in a war zone, it's not always that straightforward.
The WFP says aid is being stolen and sold in some areas controlled by the Houthis. The Iran-aligned movement control most towns and cities, including the capital, Sanaa. WFP heard that humanitarian food was being sold on the open market in the capital. They then discovered that many people had not received their entitled food rations.
The country's conflict has left more than half of the country without enough to eat. Houthi officials deny the practice is happening.>>
It comes as a shaky UN-sponsored ceasefire is rolled out. In the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, hundreds of Houthi supporters called on the UN to supervise fair redeployment of forces in the area.
Under the agreement, Houthi fighters have started to leave the port. They've handed control to local units of Yemeni coast guards who were in charge of protecting ports before the war. But the Saudi-led military coalition which intervened in Yemen in 2015 to restore the government is dismissing the move.
They fear the coast guards may remain loyal to the Houthi-controlled Sanaa government after the withdrawal. Both parties have also agreed to begin opening humanitarian corridors, starting with a key coastal road, but the UN says it's not happened yet. These protesters angry about what they claim is the Saudi-backed government's lack of commitment to the cease fire deal.
They're accusing the other side of stalling the implementation. Meanwhile, for the millions of Yemenis on the verge of starvation, getting food and aid is their priority.