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Saudi Arabia told by UK minister to stop blocking Yemen aid

The international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, commits aid to help tackle ‘the world’s worst humanitarian crisis’

Saudi Arabia has “no excuse” for blocking aid to Yemen, the international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, said as she warned that “using starvation as a weapon” was a breach of humanitarian law.

The UK is set to provide an emergency £50m aid package to help feed millions of Yemeni people caught in what she called “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis”.

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