Blockade


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Blockade: Blockade runner, military blockade

Blockade

The act of preventing food, medicine, materials and/or other supplies from entering or leaving a country. A blockade occurs when one country sends its military and sets up a perimeter, disallowing the blockaded supplies from being exported or imported. A blockade is an act of war and is obviously disruptive to international trade.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The report came from a neutral, international point of view and has important points," Khater underlined, noting that the blockade had caused material and moral damage to Qataris.
Three steel and coal plants in the Donbass region have been forced to suspend their operations since the blockade, which has caused routine rolling blackouts in the rest of the Ukraine, BBC (http://www.
A blockade always have adverse effects on the supply to the civilian populace like food items, medicines, drinking water, fuel and other basic needs vital for its survival.
In reality, what holds back the tide of capitalist restoration that presses in from outside (and wells up from within) is not the US blockade.
Therefore, it is arguable whether the blockade on Yemen is still legitimate if it leads to a humanitarian crisis such as the one we are witnessing right now in Yemen.
It is very important for old people to hear in order to be guided in life, feel comfortable at home and on the street, head of the Kyrgyz blockade society Anna Kutanova noted.
In London's Parliament Square, 150 men, women and children will be squashed inside boxes to illustrate the conditions faced by the people in Gaza who are trapped by the blockade.
We urge you to post tweets on ending the Gaza blockade with the hashtag
A statement issued by PTI said that PTI core committee felt that pressure of blockade had already resulted in a shift in Obama Administration's policy on drone attacks and as a result drones had been stopped for the present.
The party's top leadership also "felt that the pressure of the blockade had already resulted in a shift in the Obama administration's drone policy and as a result drones had been stopped for the present," the statement read.
They might resort to road blockade from June 16 if their demand was not met, he said.