Tehran (IP) - A group of members of Iran's parliament stressed in a statement at the open session of the parliament on Wednesday that the Islamic world and the free people of the world should launch a global campaign to provide welfare facilities for the people of Yemen.

Iran Press/Iran news: These parliament members stated that the oppressed people of Yemen are in a difficult situation.

"The lack of food, medicine, and medical supplies, as well as the disease caused by the war and the crimes of Saudi Arabia and its supporters, threaten the lives of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis, including children."

"Despite being under the most severe US sanctions, Iran is a pioneer in humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people based on its Islamic and humanitarian mission, and calls on all countries, especially Islamic countries, to join this humanitarian action," the statement stressed.

The statement also called on the Iranian Red Crescent Society to send aid consignments to Yemen as soon as possible and to contact the international aid organizations and invite them to participate in this action.

According to the statement, a group of MPs will voluntarily accompany aid ships to Yemen and invite the Secretariat of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly and parliament representatives of other countries, journalists, local and international media to participate in this humanitarian action.

A nation that has sent Iranian-flagged fuel ships to the Atlantic Ocean and the Venezuelan border could deliver humanitarian aid ships to oppressed Yemen," the statement said.

Saudi Arabia, with the support of the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and several other countries, has launched a military invasion of Yemen in March 2015 and put it under land, sea, and air siege.

The war by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen has so far killed more than 16,000 Yemenis, injured tens of thousands, and displaced millions of Yemenis.

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