US President Joe Biden announced an end to American support for the Saudi-led coalition's offensive against the Yemeni people.

Iran PressMiddle East: Biden formally rolled out the policy change during remarks at the State Department on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia's campaign against the Yemenis has prompted a widespread humanitarian outcry amid repeated atrocities, including the 2016 targeting of a funeral in Sana'a that killed more than 100 victims.

The Saudi coalition's actions have been widely criticized by rights groups for worsening the situation and the world's worst man-made humanitarian crisis with nearly 80 percent, or about 30 million, Yemenis needing humanitarian assistance.

Saudi Arabia, with the support of the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and several other countries, has launched a military offensive against Yemen since March 2015 and imposed a land, sea, and air blockade on the country.

About 13 million are in danger of starvation.