A BRADFORD humanitarian charity has received official recognition in Yemen - as it prepares to open an office in the war-torn country.

The registration of the Human Relief Foundation (HRF) now means they have the full Governmental support to operate in all parts of the country to deliver aid to those most in need.

It also means HRF staff can easily get visas and access, and can facilitate work for other charities giving aid to those living through the crisis.

Adam Kelwick, projects co-ordination manager for HRF, said: "This is a big step and will open the door for many more people to receive support and aid.

"Over three years of planning has finally resulted in this achievement today and we will be able to bring our international staff here very soon to meet with our amazing Yemeni team on the ground."

Millions of innocent civilians have been displaced since the conflict began, with an estimated three million Yemeni residents fleeing their homes.

It is also estimated that at least 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of five have died from starvation.

To make a donation to the charity visit https://www.hrf.org.uk/yemen/