The coalition said it would permit the entry of commercial ships, including those carrying fuel and food, to the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, according to a statement released in the Saudi Press Agency.
The coalition said the port would continue to be open at the request of the UN special envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and out of the coalition members’ eagerness to provide assistance to the Yemeni people.
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels toward the Saudi capital Riyadh.
A previous missile fired from Yemen toward Riyadh on November 4 had caused the Saudi coalition to close Yemen’s borders for three weeks, including the Houthi-controlled port at Hodeidah.
Yemen’s population is heavily reliant on humanitarian aid “including 8.4 million Yemenis who are a step away from famine”, according to a statement by the UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick.
Since 2015, Saudi Arabia has headed a coalition that supports the internationally-recognized government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
The Saudi-led bombing campaign has destroyed much of Yemen’s infrastructure and led to a humanitarian catastrophe.