Yemenis carry food aid into besieged Taiz city

SANAA, Yemen, 30th October 2015 (WAM) — Residents of the Governorate of Taiz have managed to take 12.5 tonnes of flour into the governorate’s capital after they broke the siege laid by the rebel Houthi group and militia loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
In a show of solidarity, men, women and children from across the governorate crossed the mountains surrounding Taiz city on foot carrying bags of flour to the besieged city which is still suffering from lack of food, water and medicines as the rebel militia continue to shell residential areas.
The effort was part of the “Hand in Hand to Break the Siege Laid on Taiz” campaign, being conducted by the residents of Yemen’s southwestern governorate using local resources and donations.