Yemen: Fighting intensifies near Hodeidah as Saudi-led coalition forces advance

Fighting intensified as Saudi-led coalition forces entered the outskirts of the vital Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, footage filmed on Thursday shows. Foot soldiers and armoured vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition can be seen firing their weapons as they advance into the Houthi-controlled city, as well as Sanaa road leading into the city. The UN’s humanitarian aid coordinator in Yemen, Lise... Еще Grande, described the uptick in violence as some of the fiercest the area has seen in months. UN Secretary General Antionio Guterres called the ongoing conflict in Yemen the ‘world’s worst humanitarian crisis’ as over 22 million people — nearly three quarters of the population — require some form of humanitarian assistance. The UN has also stated that over 13 million people in Yemen are at risk of dying from starvation in what could become the worst famine the world has witnessed in a century.

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