Yemen war: Why the battle for Hudaydah matters

Yemen war: Why the battle for Hudaydah matters
 

Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by a Saudi-led multinational coalition, have launched an assault on the Red Sea city of Hudaydah, which is held by the rebel Houthi movement.
Aid agencies have said the battle may exacerbate an already catastrophic humanitarian situation in a country devastated by three years of civil war.
Hudaydah's port is the principal lifeline for just under two-thirds of Yemen's population, which is almost totally reliant on imports of food, fuel and medicine.
The UN has warned that in a worst-case scenario, the battle could cost up to 250,000 lives, as well as cut... read more

 
13 June 2018 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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